SYJO2 is a training ground for SYJO, other advanced jazz ensembles such as the National Youth Jazz Orchestras of Scotland Jazz Orchestra and Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra, and for university and conservatoires jazz entry. SYJO2 gives young musicians who already have some jazz experience the opportunity to develop improvisation and reading skills and to perform in high profile settings.
Meetings take place weekly on a Sunday.
Applications are welcome at any time, though it is always best to apply before or at the beginning of the school/student year. SYJO2 members tend to be playing their instrument at least at around Grade 5, preferably a bit further on. Previous experience of jazz and improvising is also preferred - but not essential if you are keen and can read very well.
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