Uniting Arts through Hearts

Sound of Bradford 2023

NYJC and Milap invite musicians of all backgrounds to take part in trailblazing ‘Indo-Jazz Club’ and learn methods of improvisation and collaboration unique to Indian classical and Jazz music.

Be inspired. Be empowered. Be creative!

Participation cost for workshops – FREE


In this special ‘Sound of Bradford 2023’ workshop series, the National Youth Jazz Collective (NYJC) and Milap invite you to take part in our trail blazing “Indo-jazz club” @ Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford. Celebrating 10 years of incredible collaboration!

Workshop dates

12th March 2023 10-6pm with Public Performance at 4.30pm

ALL instruments, including singers, are welcome – not just Indian, not just jazz! No music grades are required – but a basic ability (similar to grade 3) at entry level.

Participants will be divided into beginner intermediate and advanced groups – so you’ll always be playing with other young musicians at your level of ability.

Work in highly creative sessions that are informal, participative and good fun. Each will improve your ability to play by ear, improvise, compose and arrange together and create new musical ideas. Building your confidence as an improviser, composer and band member. Things you don’t often get taught elsewhere!

Meet and connect with other enthusiastic young musicians sharing your interests and celebrating your talents by joining this exciting collaboration.

Learn an exciting programme of Indian and jazz tunes by ear as well as collectively writing many more of your own.

NB Everyone except pianists are expected to bring their own instrument.

The National Youth Jazz Collective specialises in bringing together young musicians (aged 8-18), keen to develop their creative skills and interests through small group improvisation and composition. Whether complete beginners or young professionals, our programme of regional and national projects develops their ability to play by ear, improvise, compose, arrange and band-lead through an inspirational and diverse programme of cross-genre, cross-cultural repertoire – introducing them to other young musicians of similar age and ability, within a nurturing and supportive environment. All NYJC activity is supported by online teaching & learning resources and bespoke programmes of Continuing Professional Development, designed to support the creative needs of the young musicians’ teachers and music leaders.

Meet some of NYJC’s alumni.

Indo-Jazz Club’s Tutors: NYJC’s multi-award winning Artistic Director Issie Barratt & senior tutor Kathy Dyson and Milap’s Artist in Residence Kousic Sen


Kala Sangam Arts Centre,
1 Forster Ct

Hear some of NYJC’s work with Milap’s Artist in Residence Kousic Sen

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