Project Description

MYJO – The Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra

MYJO is one of the very best UK big bands, and has been so for over twenty years.

It is directed by John Ruddick a distinguished band leader and musician.

The orchestra has maintained a consistently high standard which has helped build its reputation.

MYJO won the youth section of the BBC Big Band Competition on a number of occasions, latterly winning in the adult section.

It has toured internationally and worked with leading singers and famous musicians.

The young people in the band produce high octane music with commitment and verve.

For bookings please contact Paul Ripley direct by emailing