Lancashire Youth Jazz Orchestra

Our youth jazz orchestra (LYJO) is one of Lancashire Music Service’s county ensembles, providing inspiring opportunities for young musicians across the county

New players very welcome.

The youth jazz orchestra offers you the opportunity to work with inspiring leaders and professional musicians, alongside like-minded young people from across Lancashire.

Rehearsals are at Archbishop Temple School and there is an exciting programme of forthcoming events
including concerts, courses, workshops and a summer tour.


LYJO recently plated at Lancaster Jazz Festival Sept 2018 – click here to see the images of the fantastic event.

LYJO recently performing at Lancaster Music Festival Oct 2017:

Watch LYJO performing at Lancaster Jazz Festival at Lancaster brewery:


Recently playing at the Landmark Centre in Preston, Lancashire:


Rehearsals: Here are the dates for the first academic term. Until half term this will be zoom projects and rehearsals only with MDs and tutors- more details to follow. These dates are fixed. The hope is then to phase return to live meetings with guidance after half term so please just pencil these in for now. 

Autumn Term 2020:

Saturdays 10am-1.30pm (all sections possibly not needed for entire time)


Oct 4   NYJO Academy

Oct 17  Rehearsal  3 and NYJO workshop – confirmed

Oct 26 – 30    Half Term 

Nov 7 Rehearsal  4 – tbc

Nov  8   NYJO Academy

Nov 21 Rehearsal  5 – tbc

Dec  5 Rehearsal  6 – tbc

Dec  21 – Jan 3       Christmas Holidays






For events and concert dates visit the events page here

We are a group of young, aspiring musicians who have a passion for music and a desire to keep jazz alive!

Our rehearsals ensure that you as a player are challenged, encouraged and supported musically.

But you can also trust that being part of LYJO places you in the best position to meet other like minded musicians and have loads of fun!

You will develop performance skills, improvising techniques and have the opportunity to play the music of some jazz legends.





Saturdays 10am-3.30pm Archbishop Temple School (fortnightly)


  • Orchestral
  • Jazz


  • Ensembles

Age Ranges

  • Key Stage 3: age 11-14
  • Key Stage 4: age 14-16
  • Key Stage 5: age 16-18