Date and time
  • Sat 18 December 2021 / 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Price Free
Venue New Rickstones Academy, Conrad Road, Witham CM8 2SD

The Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra perform its first concert since March 2020!

Led by resident director, Martin Hathaway, the young musicians are excited to share new music with an audience and show that live music has well and truly returned to Essex.

As Beverley Heard, Ensembles Officer said: “I am overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the young musicians to get back to playing together after such a long break.  We had record numbers auditioning for our Jazz programme this year and some real emerging talent will be heard at this concert”.

Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra will be joining Essex Youth Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Essex Youth Brass Ensemble for a tour to Prague in August 2022.

For further information on joining our Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra or any of our instrumental and also vocal music groups, please telephone Beverley Heard – 07786 125 703 or  0333 013 9361  or email

COVID safe Concert experience protocol:

If you display any of the symptoms of COVID, please do not attend the concert.  We will not permit anyone presenting with COVID symptoms to enter the buildings.  Symptoms include:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Please note that the concert area is large and well ventilated.  Numbers will be limited to allow the audience to be seated socially distanced.  All audience members will have their temperature checked on entry and will need to wear masks at all times except when seated.