Van 31 mei tot en met 2 juni repeteert het Jugendjazzorchester NRW bij Akoesticum. Het orkest bereidt zich voor op de International Big Band Competition die in Hoofddorp plaatsvindt. Het YouthJazzOrchestra of North Rhine Westphalia (YJO NRW) maakt vooral naam met de bijzondere en innovatie concerten, die over de hele wereld gegeven zijn.
About the Youth JazzOrchestra of North Rhine Westphalia (YJO NRW)
North Rhine Westphalia was the first Federal State to establish and support a Youth Jazz Orchestra (1975), with much help from the former State President Johannes Rau. Many ex-members of this ensemble have played, or are still playing, in well-established music formations, notably the WDR- and NDR-Big Bands.
As part of its duties representing the State of North Rhine Westphalia, the YJO NRW has given many concerts around the world. Journeys undertaken thus far, include tours to the former Soviet Union, the Caribbean, Australia, and also India. In May 1996, the Orchestra had an outstandingly successful tour of China, with every venue being sold out. The YJO NRW was the first Youth Orchestra to tour “The Land of the rising Sun”. In 1998 and 2009, the Band returned to China for two more successful tours >> more information