WYJO & KYJO Jazz Forge

Phipps Hall at Huddersfield University witnessed the funky forging of two of West Yorkshires finest Youth Jazz Orchestras on Saturday the 5th April. Wakefield Youth Jazz Orchestra and Kirklees Youth Jazz Orchestra ran a joint workshop that brought together some of the regions finest young musicians.

The afternoon concluded with a concert that featured several amazing collaborative pieces interspersed with performances from each group. Phil Needham (Principal of WMEH) added “It was amazing to witness so many talented young musicians play together for the first time and have so much fun! I know that this partnership is just the start of something that will grow and grow. Well done to both band directors Amanda Spalding and Andy Kingham for making this event a huge success!”


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