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And the winner is…Peter Edwards & Nu Civilisation Orchestra

Fantastic news! PRS for Music Foundation has announced a new project for the  Nu Civilisation Orchestra, A Journey With The Giants Of Jazz as one of twenty commissions selected for the New Music Biennial 2017! The project will be co-produced by Turner Sims and Tomorrow's Warriors as part of the ongoing artistic association between the two organisations, and will see the creation of a new work for the…Read more And the winner is…Peter Edwards & Nu Civilisation Orchestra

Nu Civilisation Orchestra – ‘better than the original Mingus recording’

It’s all about sex at NCO’s orgy of great Mingus in London Jazz Festival

On Friday 22 November, the Nu Civilisation Orchestra will be in the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre as part of the 2013 London Jazz Festival, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of what is widely regarded as Charles Mingus' finest work and one of the best albums of all time: The Black Saint and…Read more It’s all about sex at NCO’s orgy of great Mingus in London Jazz Festival

Nu Civilisation Orchestra premieres Peter Edwards’ WHERE DREAMS LEAD at Southbank Centre

A fantastic world premiere of Peter Edwards' new piece, Where Dreams Lead on Saturday in tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. The work was commissioned by the Lively Up! Festival as part of their programme to mark the 50th Anniversary of Dr King's 'March For Jobs' (more commonly known as his 'I Have A Dream')…Read more Nu Civilisation Orchestra premieres Peter Edwards’ WHERE DREAMS LEAD at Southbank Centre

PREVIEW: Nu Civilisation Orchestra – PARALLEL: Tribute To Joe Harriott – 17 November

Here's an excellent preview by Jon Turney for the London Jazz Blog of the forthcoming London premiere on 17 November of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra's outstanding programme, Parallel: A Tribute To Joe Harriott - Where Music Meets Art at the Purce...

Nu Civvies Rehearsals off to a great start on Joe Harriott project

Rehearsals got off to a great start last weekend with a crack team of 'Nu Civvies' - as our musicians are very fondly known - in preparation for a world premiere as part of the Lively Up! Festival in celebration of 50 Years of Jamaican Independenc...