Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra DYJO

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra is the place to learn jazz in Devon!

DYJO teaches young people from across the whole of Devon including Exeter, North Devon, South Devon, Torbay and Dartmoor to play and perform a wide variety of Jazz.

DYJO has won many national awards over its history for its performances and educational programme, and continues to play to enthusiastic audiences in Devon and beyond. Our main educational programme includes intensive monthly rehearsals from September to March, as well as a three-day residential in October half-term

DYJO is now registered as an Arts Award Centre with an adviser for Bronze and Silver Awards, and as of the 2015 season we'll be offering Bronze and Silver Arts Award included as part of our membership package.

Recent performance highlights have included:

Music festivals throughout Devon, including Teignmouth Jazz Festival, Dart Music Festival, Budleigh Jazz Festival, Salcombe Festival
Schools Prom in the Royal Albert Hall
National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham
A performance at the Music for Youth Primary Prom at Exeter University.
Tours to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2010, 2012 and 2014
Performing at the House of Commons with local musician Mike Westbrook
Concerts with jazz stars including Dave O'Higgins, Gordon Campbell, Bruce Adams, John Etheridge, and many more
Workshops with Clark Tracy, Northern Sax Quartet, Issie Barratt

We are always looking for new players, aged 11-18. If you are keen to find out more about us, please browse this website, or for more information email for more details!

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Kay House Duryard

University of Exeter
Lower Argyll Road

Telephone: 07595 285 746

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DYJO at Devon County Show / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-05-20T00:00:00Z">Sat 20 May 2017</span>DYJO at Devon County Show / Sat 20 May 2017

Each year DYJO looks forward to playing at the county show. Our annual return will feature two outstanding bands, preparing for their tour to play ...

DYJO at Dart Music Festival / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-05-31T00:00:00Z">Wed 31</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2017-05-14T00:00:00Z">Sun 14 May 2017</span> <span>(-16 days)</span>DYJO at Dart Music Festival / Wed 31 to Sun 14 May 2017 (-16 days)

The forecast for Dartmouth on Sunday is for sunshine and jazz - the sunshine will be outside, and the jazz on the inside of the Flavel. Our annual ret...

Budleigh Jazz Festival 2017 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-04-21T00:00:00Z">Fri 21 Apr 2017</span>Budleigh Jazz Festival 2017 / Fri 21 Apr 2017

Brian Moore, musical director of DYJO says: "This year's two bands are as strong as ever with already 60 players split between DYJO1 and DYJO2. Severa...