Canberra Youth Orchestra ends their 50th Anniversary Series with jazz icon James Morrison

The Canberra Youth Orchestra has finished 2017 on a high, after their Llewellyn Hall concert on Saturday evening, featuring the iconic jazz musician, James Morrison and his quartet – his sons, William Morrison on guitar and Harry Morrison on bass, and drummer Patrick Danao.

The CYO, plus guest alumni, played an exceptional concert of jazz favourites, as well as Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Copland’s Appalachian Spring. James Morrison delighted playing not only trumpet but also flugelhorn, saxophone, trombone and piano, and Canberra trumpeter (and our own brass tutor) Zach Raffan joined James in the final two pieces – My Funny Valentine and El Gato – an outstanding performance to end CYO’s 50th anniversary concert series.

The musicians and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the reviews speak for themselves, read on below!

The Canberra Times: Canberra Youth Orchestra with James Morrison a memorable concert by Jennifer Gall

CityNews: Review / Youth orchestra plays with living legend by Clinton White

Canberra Critics Circle: Canberra Youth Orchestra with James Morrison by Len Power

Canberra Jazz Blog: Jazzy Youf by Eric Pozza