The Collective perform a Steely Dan chart ‘Home at last’ as part of a local music competition organised by S4C. Tenor soloist is John Farrow



This short video very clearly demonstrates the power of music. Young musicians from Gwent and Northamptonshire combine at the end of a joint concert hosted by the Greater Gwent Youth Jazz Orchestra to make some wonderful spontaneous improvised music.

The GGYJO perform an Ed Puddick composition directed by Paul Hornsby. The Jazz Orchestra gained the Royal Albert Hall Sponsors Award for their performance of this ‘The Clockmaker” by Mike Walker arranged by Stan Sulzmann.


GMSS Staff Band perform In the Stone as a play out to our school students.

Music colleagues from GMSS perform Oye Como Va at our recent Music For all concerts (Newport Centre) This concert series reached more than 4000 young school children.



Here’s a short clip from our recent (GGYJO) annual concert featuring the awesome tenor playing of my good friend John Farrow. The track is from Jaco Pastorius’ first album.

Looking forward to working with the band soon when they perform in Manchester at The Royal Northern College of Music and Drama.

The Greater Gwent Youth Jazz Orchestra perform ‘Vierd Blues’ by Miles Davis at Dempseys Jazz Club in Cardiff. This was a ‘warm up gig’ for their annual concert the next day at The Celtic Manor Hotel in Newport

The GGYJO perform their set at the Birmingham Town Hall as part of the NFMY. Always great fun working with these students.