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Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO)

The DYJO plays an exciting range of jazz numbers that cover different styles of the jazz world and has an active gigging calendar.

DYJO have performed at:

  • Mowlem Theatre in Swanage playing alongside Gordon Campbell (one of this country's leading trombone players, currently Lead Trombone of the BBC Big Band)
  • the Swing Unlimited Jazz Club
  • Bournemouth Jazz Festival Awards Ceremony
  • Mash Up Festival
  • Stompin' on the Quomps
  • the Swanage Jazz Festival


Musicians who play at grade 5 standard or above on the following instruments:

  • trumpet
  • trombone
  • saxophone
  • electric guitar
  • bass guitar
  • keyboard
  • drum kit
  • double bass
  • voice

Membership is by audition.

How to apply for membership

Please complete the form to apply for an audition:

Join Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra

Rehearsal and concert dates and times

Membership costs £40 per term

Inclusive membership for young people

Membership applications are open to all young people in full time education under the age of 21. A 50% reduction in membership fees along with limited fully funded membership is available for students attending a Dorset local authority maintained school or academy if the parent/guardian is in receipt of certain benefits. Enquiries can be made to the  Dorset Music Service.


Sunday 28 April 2019 10am to 1pm rehearsal The Blandford School
Sunday 19 May 2019 10am to 1pm rehearsal The Blandford School
Sunday 23 June 2019 10am to 1pm rehearsal The Blandford School
Wednesday 10 July 2019 To be confirmed rehearsal and concert Bournemouth Pavilion, Westover Road, Bournemouth  BH1 2BU

Working in partnership

Dorset Music Service is committed to working in partnership with Soundstorm to provide high-end musical experiences for the country's young musicians.

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