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First year jazz student joins new creative ensemble

Tue 21 January 2020

Emile Hinton is an inaugural member of the newly launched NYJO Jazz Exchange

Keyboard player Emile Hinton, who is in his first year of study in the Conservatoire’s Jazz Department, is one of ten emerging artists with outstanding potential to be selected for new creative ensemble National Youth Jazz Orchestra(NYJO) Jazz Exchange.

The focus of the NYJO Jazz Exchange is on creativity and sharing of musical ideas, encouraging the musicians to take charge of their artistic voice and ownership of their progression.

As part of the exciting and progressive two-year programme Emile will receive world-class mentorship and enjoy regular rehearsals, paid performances and wider professional development opportunities designed to kick-start his career.

Emile commented –

“It’s a real privilege to have this unique opportunity. I’m very much looking forward to be working with other musicians from all over the country, who all have their own exciting backgrounds”

Award-winning instrumentalist Orphy Robinson MBE, who will coach the ensemble, commented –

“This exciting new project will provide progressive professional opportunities to those who don’t identify with traditional musical education routes. As a young player, I would have benefited enormously from this scheme. The jazz scene is constantly changing, and it’s important that NYJO does too.”

From synths to cello, the ensemble is far from a traditional jazz big band and promises to deliver exciting original music, bringing new sounds to NYJO and the UK jazz scene.

Stay tuned for upcoming tour dates starting in Autumn 2020.

To find out more about Jazz at Trinity Laban, visit our study pages.

Image: NYJO Jazz Exchange (credit Thomas Terminet)