MYJOMidland Youth Jazz Orchestra (Birmingham, UK)
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But is isn't easy meeting the cost of staging concerts for the musicians who play in the three bands run by MYJO.
com or directly from Caudwell Children on 01782 600 113 or MYJO on 01675 442 050.
But MYJO is much more than a performing band, with many ex-members becoming professional musicians having bene-fited from the knowledge and enthusiasm of leader John Ruddick.
During the time that I played with MYJO the band recorded two LPs, the latter one featuring the late, great trumpet player Kenny Baker as guest soloist.
SUNDAY is "bone time" in Stratford as the exuberant and explosive Andy Derrick leads on the trombone with MYJO pianist Jo Ruddick on the keys, and the dream rhythm team of Ben Markland on bass and Neil Bullock on drums.
JAZZ & BLUES Blues Open Mic / Kirsty & Kenny: 8pm, Crossroads Blues Club, Tower of Song, 107 Pershore Rd South, Kings Norton 0121 486 1300; MYJO with Melody Blasich: 8.
She's likely to be doing the latter on Saturday evening, though that's not to suggest that MYJO can't do soft and sensitive as well.
US singer Marlene Ver Planck is with MYJO at the Leofric Hotel on March 28.
Tickets cost pounds 9 at the door, and you can find out more about MYJO at, strangely, andyderrickjazzquartet.
Garry Allcock's Big Band is at Midlands Arts Centre in Edgbaston on December 7 (0121 440 3838) and on December 14 there is a two-band spectacular, the Allcock band plus MYJO, at the Clarendon Suites (0121 475 7524).
Tickets cost pounds 9 on the door, and you can find out more about MYJO at, strangely, andy-y derrickjazzquartet.
Lizzy's Raise the Roof recording should be the start of a long and successful career for the ex-Conservatoire singer who has already made her mark on the local scene with her performances with MYJO and regular shows in the region's jazz clubs.