Cambridge International Jazz Festival have teamed up with Cambridgeshire Music and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) to form Cambridgeshire Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO).

Find out more here.

We also organise a CYJO and Cambridgeshire Youth Jazz Summer School!

Cambridgeshire Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO) and the Summer School are new exciting opportunities for all students who have an interest in jazz, improvisation and creative music.

In partnership with Cambridgeshire Music and Anglia Ruskin University we are able to offer the chance to study with experienced musicians as well as perform at exciting events, such as: 

All abilities and experience levels catered for - more details below. To sign up for more details please CONTACT US.

Summer School

Cambridgeshire Youth Jazz Summer School

Mon Aug 26 - 29, 2019

9.30am – 5pm each day

All abilities welcome. £20/day or £70/whole course (Heavily subsidised)

After last year’s sell out success, the jazz summer school returns offering an in-depth study of jazz and improvised music over 4 action packed days. Led by some of the UK’s finest jazz tutors – Joshua Blackmore (drums), Phil Stevenson (guitar and voice), Sam Miles (woodwind and keys) and Vij Prakash (brass) will tailor the course to cater for the experience levels of all the participants.

What’s on offer if you sign up:

  • Special morning warm ups

  • Masterclasses

  • Experience-based ensembles

  • Big Band/large ensemble

  • Composition tasks

  • Admission to the tutors’ concert

  • Participation at Daily jam Sessions

  • Participation in end of course concert



Vij Prakash (The Brass Funkeys) - Brass

Sam Miles (Patchwork Jazz Orchestra) - Woodwind/keys

Phil Stevenson (Fofoulah) - Guitar/Bass

Joshua Blackmore (Bill Laurance, Strobes, Troyka - Drums/Percussion


Limited places so advanced booking highly recommended.

Check out the video from last year! 

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