Reg. Charity no. 1148112

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra is the place to learn jazz in Devon!


DYJO teaches young people from across the whole of Devon including Exeter, North Devon, South Devon, Torbay and Dartmoor to play and perform a wide variety of Jazz.


DYJO has won many national awards over its history for its performances and educational programme, and continues to play to enthusiastic audiences in Devon and beyond. Our main educational programme includes intensive monthly rehearsals from September to March, as well as a three-day residential in October half-term


DYJO is now registered as an Arts Award Centre with an adviser for Bronze and Silver Awards, and as of the 2014 season we'll be offering Bronze Arts Award included as part of our membership package.


Recent performance highlights have included:



We are always looking for new players, aged 11-18. If you are keen to find out more about us, please browse this website, or for more information email mail@dyjo.org for more details!


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My son has come on in leaps and bounds in skill and confidence in such a short time and is so keen, I just wish he could play with DYJO every day. JP


Thank the DYJO ambassadors for the amazing day. It was truly inspirational for all the children. Holsworthy LC


I wanted to express my very heartfelt thanks for the superb workshop. My son loved every minute, to his surprise as he has always been adamant that he doesn't improvise and he doesn't pick tunes up. Your ambassadors certainly deserve their title, and are inspiring role models. JL



What people say

Arts Award

JJoin us in 2014

First recruitment day of the new season

Saturday 20th September 2014

Kay House, University of Exeter

10.00am to 4.00pm

No formal audition - just come along and try out with the band

Further details

DYJO at the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival