Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra auditions, Sept 2023

Join the Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra!

  • Sunday 17 September 2023, 10.30am to 4.30pm
  • Price – Free

Become a member of Essex’s top jazz orchestra!

Young jazz musicians are invited to an open audition rehearsal on Sunday 17 September at Chelmsford County High School.

Spend the day rehearsing with Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra (EYJO) members – find out about the music, get to know current members and work with top Jazz Musicians, Martin Hathaway and Paul Moylan.

At the end of the workshop, young jazz musicians will be invited to join either the Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra or Young Essex Jazz depending on their jazz experience and ability.

All instruments welcome!

Both jazz music groups recently performed in Colchester and a member of the audience said:

“What a fantastic evening! This was our first taste of youth Jazz in Essex and we were truly impressed with the quality of the music we were presented with. We were entertained by accomplished musicians of all ages and were impressed with the assured way they tackled such a wide variety of musical styles. What really made the performance for us was the obvious enjoyment and excitement on the faces of the performers. So glad that live music is back on the calendar. Thank you young musicians and inspirational teachers.”

For further information on joining our Essex Youth Jazz  Orchestra, Young Essex Jazz or any of our instrumental and also vocal music groups, contact 03330138953 or email

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We are proud to have a number of leading and high-achieving top-level ensembles offering opportunities for young musicians in Essex including:

Essex Youth Orchestra
Essex Youth Choir
Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra
Essex Youth Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Essex Youth Brass Ensemble

This doesn’t happen by accident – we also run a number of starter ensembles in our community music venues as well as intermediate ensembles including our Essex Young People’s Orchestra to bring together young people together in making music with each other.

If you have a young person in your setting who would benefit from joining such an ensemble, please contact Beverley Heard, Music Ensembles Lead Officer, telephone 0333 013 8953 or email: