Starting in September 2021, the newly formed CYJO Creative Ensemble will offer young musicians the opportunity to create music together in an inclusive and supportive environment. Focusing on aural skills and improvisation rather than written notation, this new ensemble is open to all instruments and all standards. Led by our expert tutors, the young musicians will have the opportunity to explore different rhythmic and harmonic structures, creating the music themselves and taking it in new directions.
Running alongside the very successful CAVMS Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO), this new ensemble marks the beginning of an expansion of a more creative approach to ensemble music making, leading up to the establishing of a NYJO Regional Academy in Cardiff in 2023.
We are extremely grateful to the Ty-Cerdd Inspire fund for their support, without which this project would not be possible.