FYJO Team

The Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra – FYJO – is an award winning big band located in Fife, and has been led for 39 years by our Musical Director, Richard Michael, winner of the 2013 Jazz Educator of Year award, and a 2009 parliamentary jazz award for services to jazz education. Our Musical Director is assisted by tutors Carlo Madden and Pete Petrie.

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Richard Michael

Richard is one of Scotland’s most versatile musicians, who has influenced a generation of teachers and students with his innovative methods of teaching improvisation through forty years work with Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra (FYJO) and a career as composer, performer and workshop leader. As a pianist and organist Richard gives recitals on The Art of Improvisation, and can improvise in any key, in any style at the merest hint of a theme! He is Radio Scotland’s “Jazz Jargonbuster”, demonstrating many styles of jazz in “The Jazz House” and has recently been featured on Radio3’s “Jazz Line-up”.

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Pete Petrie

Committee Members

John Fotheringham

Chairperson

Michelle Campbell

Treasurer

Sarah Strachan

Interim Secretary

Linda Holt

Member

Sharon Doyle

Member

Lesley Gudgeon

Member

Janet McWhinnie

Assistant Treasurer

Allan Hastie

Member

Neil Drummond

Member

Tierna Brown

Member

Claire Martindale

Member