NYJO are back for 2021 with a post-lockdown energy you don’t want to miss! Look forward to some exciting arrangements inspired by the work of Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner and many more! This performance will also include a selection of tracks taken from NYJO’s upcoming album “She Said’, which celebrates women in jazz across multiple generations.
Guest Soloist, Asha Parkinson
Asha Parkinson is a London-based composer and saxophonist whose work regularly crosses the boundaries between a variety of musical traditions. Asha currently runs the Kalpadruma collective, who explore the connections between contemporary classical, jazz and various world music forms. In its third year, the group has performed at a number of venues, including the London Jazz Festival, the Jazz Sevens Leeds series and Union Chapel.
Asha was one of four composers to receive a Breakthrough Commission from Jazz South for a composition bringing together Kalpadruma and members of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians. Her debut album ‘Onwards’ is scheduled for release in Autumn 2021. https://www.nyjo.org.uk/gig/nyjo-kings-lynn-festival-2021/