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Retford Rotary Presents the Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra

They’re Back! Join us for a come back concert hosted by the Retford Rotary at The Well in Retford. Enjoy an entertaining evening of classic jazz directed by Dennis Rollins with our young musicians and vocalist Max Bowker. All proceeds from this event will fund the Retford Rotary Club Youth Activities.

Tickets can be purchased on the door.

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Trumpet Masterclass with Quentin Collins in association with Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation

Doncaster Youth Jazz Association is delighted to be presenting the first in a series of jazz masterclasses with some of the nation’s best loved musicians.

Brought to you in association with Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation our trumpet masterclass will be hosted by Quentin Collins. In 20 years as a professional Quentin has established himself as one of the UK’s top Jazz / commercial trumpeters, having performed toured and recorded with a plethora of internationally renowned artists across many genres.  These include Fred Wesley, Gregory Porter, Mark Ronson, Kyle Eastwood, Omar, Basement Jaxx, Roy Ayers, Alicia Keys, Dennis Rollins and Mulatu Astake. Quentin released his debut solo album “If Not Now, Then When?” on SunlightSquare Records in 2007 to much critical acclaim.  He currently leads QC/BA, a Hammond-organ quartet with tenor sax titan Brandon Allen.

Workshop details to follow.

Free to attend, but on a first come, first served basis, this workshop is open to the competent Grade 3 to Grade 8 trumpet player.

Join us for this unique teaching opportunity. If you are interested in attending please email with your name, age, and grade of instrument. The office team will get back to you as soon as possible.



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Big Band Festival 2016

Come and join us for two fantastic concerts of Jazz, Swing, Blues, Latin, vocals and much more!

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 matinee performance (2.00-4.30pm) will feature the talented younger members of the Stageband and the Swing Orchestra. The evening performance (7.30 – 11pm) will highlight the talent of the Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra (directed by Dennis Rollins Associate Music Director) followed by the senior Doncaster Jazz orchestra (DJO Alumni) with special guests directed by John Ellis MBE.

We take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Musical 2017! We look forward to seeing you at our Big Band event of the year! John Ellis MBE

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