Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra, with their resident conductor, Martin Hathaway, entertained in style on 1 March 2020 at Harlow’s jazz club. They definitely received a stamp of approval from the local jazz enthusiasts!

As ever the band performed a wide range of jazz genres including standards from Dizzy, Ellington and Basie as well as more contemporary and European styles by Mathias Eick and Eberhard Weber. So there was something for everyone!

To top it off, it was Baritone Sax Player, Jack Eavery’s, 18th birthday! Jack and his family decided that there was no better way to celebrate than performing with and listening to the Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra! This just illustrates the dedication and enthusiasm of our young players, and their love of jazz music!

For further information on how to join or hear any of our groups, please contact:- 

Jenni Thomson – telephone 0333 013 9362 or email