Welcome to the CAVMS Youth Jazz Orchestra. CYJO provides an opportunity for students from the Cardiff area to learn the skills of playing Jazz and Big Band music. CYJO’s repertoire includes standards from the likes of Duke Ellington, Glen Miller and Count Basie, as well as modern compositions and arrangements.
Formed in September 2003, CYJO have played at a number of venues in South Wales including St David’s Hall and the Wales Millennium Centre, Swansea Jazz Society and Dempsey’s Jazz Club. In March 2007 the were invited to represent the best of Welsh Youth Music as part of the Festival of Welsh Male Choirs at the Albert Hall, London.
They also have an ongoing exchange programme with Glenbrook High School, Chicago, USA.
The Orchestra is available to hire for functions of any size, be it a corporate presentation, exhibition welcome, background music, dinners or a party. If you can offer sponsorship to these talented Welsh youngsters or wish to book them for some great entertainment please contact the CAVMS office.
CYJO - Music For Youth Regional Festival 2015
CAVMS Youth Jazz Orchestra perform Don Menza’a “Groovin Hard” and Gordon Goodwin’s “Jazz Police” at the Newport regional festival of Music for Youth. 8 March 2015