Jo studied at the RNCM and now works as a freelance performer, arranger and teacher. She has been a member of the Music Place team for the last four years and helped to set up Music Place Supports, a charitable outreach programme taking music out into the community.
Jo recently managed an Arts Council funded tour of the North West for her own big band project, featuring and promoting Manchester musicians, composers and arrangers.
Lucy and Jo also run Manchester Music Works, an organisation that takes the philosophy of the Music Place out into schools, making fun packed and informative music education available for all children.
Outside of music, Jo does voluntary work for the NSPCC and ChildLine.