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After a wonderful evening why not make a night of it? - Rooms available at the recently-refurbished 4-star Art Deco Hotel - Tel: 01302 361371

BIG BAND FESTIVAL! - All Bands

Over the years, this big band knees-up has definitely become the most eagerly-anticipated event of the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association calendar. ALL current DYJA members will perform in their respective ensembles. The individual Big Bands are featured in order over two separate concerts as follows: The matinee performance (2.00pm - 4.30pm) will feature the talented younger members of the STAGEBAND and the SWING ORCHESTRA. The evening performance (7.30 - 11.00pm) will highlight the senior DONCASTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA in concert. The second part of the evening will spotlight the musical qualities of several visiting alumni guests, including TOM ASHE (trumpet), JOHN ESCREET (piano) and DENNIS ROLLINS (trombone) from their individual music projects in Rio de Janeiro, New York and Canada respectively,alongside the sparkling talents of some of our younger members.
"We take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a MUSICAL 2015!.... May it start with us - we hope to see you at our Big Band Festival!" Cheers - John Ellis and the DYJA Team.

Ticket info:

One price concessionary rate for everyone! Single concert £10.00 Both concerts £15.00
Tickets are now available from the Doncaster Jazz Centre, Beckett Road, DONCASTER DN2 4AA. Tel: 01302.320002 or E-mail johnellis@dyja.info Please give your full name, postal address and state clearly which of the 2 concerts you require tickets for. We do not have the facility for payment by card, so please make cheques payable to DONCASTER YOUTH JAZZ ASSOCIATION or DYJA. You can of course collect tickets from the Centre Office if you wish, but be sure to arrange a mutually agreeable day and time. Thank you for your understanding.

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BIG BAND NIGHT! - Swing Orchestra

The Swing Orchestra has been invited back (always a good sign!) to the York Bar Club for a special night or Big Band swing, blues, Latin, rock, vocals and straight-ahead jazz.

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Note date change from the previous Wed 25th March to WED 18th MARCH 2015! Further details to follow...

iSing - Swing Orchestra

Doncaster School's Massed Choir in concert with the Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra at the Dome.

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Not known

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Details to follow...

Vulcan Hanger Ball - Swing Orchestra

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  • Sunday 21st June 2015 - 12:00 am

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Watch this space.......

NATIONAL MUSIC DAY - All Bands

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Notes for the band:

It is unusual for us to have next year's Exchange dates confirmed in advance of Christmas like this, but it is intentional. August is the traditional holiday period for many families, so I am informing parents of our plans as soon as possible in the hope of avoiding date clashes. I am delighted that students have already put their names forward for selection, as have several of our voluntary staff members/Registered Chaperones. If there are other members who wish to be considered, pleased contact myself or Brenda Procter asap. No selection has yet been made, so the door is still open! Thank you. John Ellis

DYJA/EKS Herten Exchange (Away Leg). - Swing Orchestra

I am pleased to announce that the dates for our eagerly-anticipated Exchange trip to Herten in Germany have been confirmed as follows: Sunday 16th AUGUST to Sunday 23rd AUGUST 2015! It is particularly pleasing that we are able to visit our German friends in the warm month of August, as we used to in the past.