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Welcome to Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra

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It’s all in the name. Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra (KYJO to its friends) is a group of talented young musicians playing an exciting mix of jazz standards, jazz-rock and jazz-funk. They come from across the county to perform at major concert venues, jazz clubs and festivals as well as running jazz workshops in Kent and further afield.

The Canterbury and Sevenoaks Festivals are just two events appearing regularly on the gig list and the band has shared the bill with some top names in the jazz world, including Digby Fairweather, Derek Nash and Steve Waterman.

Wherever they perform, under the dynamic direction of trombonist, percussionist and keyboard player Mr Graham Mann, himself a graduate of the band, these youngsters are guaranteed to raise the roof.

For information about membership, joining KYJO, gigs / performances / jazz workshops or hire of KYJO please contact us via our contact form by clicking here.

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KYJO’s 2019 Headline Gig will be on Friday 8th March 2019

We are delighted to be playing with world famous Jazz Trumpeter Steve Waterman at The Alexander Centre in Faversham on Friday 8th March 2019. Doors open at 7.00pm with the concert starting at 7.30pm.  There will be Cabaret Style Seating and a Licensed Bar.  To book your tickets please follow this link: