Guildhall Jazz Festival: Big Band Summit!

  • From 12pm
Big Band photo in Milton Concert Hall, (c) Matthew Ferguson (FG Studios)

About this event:

Guildhall Jazz Festival | Jazz
Event type:
Booking required | Free
Milton Court - Rehearsal Room 3 (Level 4) & Concert Hall (Level 1)

Big Band Summit

Inviting musicians of all ages to join a big band workshop led by Josephine Davies! The workshop will help you to hone your large ensemble playing skills, focusing on the different sections of the band, with lots of space for interpretation and improvisation.

Following the workshop you are invited to attend free performances by NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) featuring Nikki Yeoh, The London Intercollegiate Jazz Orchestra made up of musicians from RAM, Trinity and Guildhall schools of music, and Josephine Davies’ Enso Ensemble.

The full schedule for the day is given below:

12pm - Workshop registration in Rehearsal Room 3

12.15pm - 1.45pm - Big Band workshop led by Josephine Davies 

2pm - 4pm - Performance by NYJO featuring Nikki Yeoh

4.15pm - 4.45pm - Nikki Yeoh Q&A hosted by Kevin Le Gendre

5pm - 6pm - Finn Genockey directs The London Intercollegiate Jazz Orchestra 

7.15pm - 8pm - Josephine Davies' Enso Ensemble 


To register for this free event, please complete this form by Friday 17 November.


The Guildhall Jazz Festival is presented in association with the EFG London Jazz Festival and features current and past students, Guildhall Jazz teachers, and special guests in a celebration of the wealth of creativity and originality within the Guildhall Jazz community.

Venue information

Milton Court, based across the road from our Silk Street building, provides the School with world-class performance and training spaces, including a state of the art concert hall, a lyric theatre, a studio theatre and several major rehearsal rooms.

Milton Court, 1 Milton Street, London, EC2Y 9BH