NSSO courses begin on Sunday 24th July 2022

Please bear with us while we finalise the details for our 2022 courses. Our website will be updated in due course. 

NSSO Big Band is a brand-new educational initiative for 2021, introducing aspiring young jazz musicians to a wide variety of Big Band arrangements.

Through small combos, big band sessions, workshops and masterclasses, members will develop their reading and improvisation skills throughout the week, as well as having a lot of fun!

Each section of the band will have a resident tutor, a specialist in their own field, and NSSO is proud to be welcoming some of the UK’s top jazz musicians to join our excellent team of tutors.

The line up for the band offers individual opportunities to alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, trumpet, and trombone players with a rhythm section of piano, keyboard, electric guitar, bass, and kit/percussion.

There will be a maximum of 20 players in the Big Band and applications are invited from musicians of secondary school age.

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If you have an enquiry about any aspect of NSSO please feel free to get in touch:

NSSO, Malvern College, College Road, Malvern, WR14 3DF

T: 01684 581695

E: hello@nsso.org

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