Year 10 Chigwell School pupil, Jack played a set at the London Jazz Festival yesterday. He was chosen from all the pupils at the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) to put his own group together and perform at this world-famous festival. The NYJO promotes the exciting, engaging and inspirational musical genre through world-class performances and education work. Since its founding in 1965, NYJO has grown from a single jazz orchestra to a multi-faceted organisation that works in jazz education at all levels across the country. The Troubadour, a jazz club in Earls Court where the likes of Bob Dylan, Sammy Davis Jnr, Jimi Hendrix, Adele and Ed Sheeran have all played, was the prestigious venue for the set. Jack chose to form a trio with a pianist and drummer, and they played an eclectic set including some fast-paced bebop from Jack’s favourite, Charlie Parker, ending with his own arrangement of One Day My Prince will come. They were so well received that the NYJO are going to make rehearsal space available for them so that they can continue to play as a trio and see where it takes them.