Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO) is an intermediate to advanced youth jazz orchestra led by renowned local jazz musician Terry Quinney. Aimed at musicians of grade 4 and above the group has enjoyed a busy gigging calendar with many performances at local music festivals and events.

DYJO is made up of the big band instrument mix including: trumpet, trombone, saxophone, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drum kit, double bass and voice.

We are developing new progression routes and learning opportunities within big band and contemporary jazz style as part of the Creative Music Hub with more opportunities in development for 2022.

Terry Quinney

Born and raised in Canada, Terry Quinney studied Music Education and enjoyed a busy playing career in all types of settings. From small group modern jazz to big band, from funk to free jazz, from pop to pit bands. Before settling in southwest England in 2009. Terry has become a fixture on the jazz scene in the south of the country. He has performed all over the UK in an array of musical settings at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, The National Theatre and numerous other jazz clubs, festivals and theatres. As co-leader of 'The Sound of Blue Note' Terry has performed with UK jazz icons such as Nigel Price, Ian Shaw, Mark Nightingale, Alan Barnes, Dave O'Higgins, Gilad Atzmon, Orphy Robinson and Jim Mullen.

Join Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra

Rehearsals will take place at Bournemouth and Poole College North Road Campus, North Road, Poole  BH14 0LS monthly on Sundays.

Help with Dorset Music Service fees

We can offer financial help of up to 50% for:

  • our instrument tuition
  • our instrument hire
  • county ensemble membership fees

You could get help if your child:

  • is eligible for free school meals
  • attends a Dorset school or academy
  • is having instrument tuition in a group or a pair
  • is learning one instrument

Find out about help with music fees from Dorset Music Service and how to apply.

Working in partnership

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

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