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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Sweet Sister Suite was specially commissioned by the SNJO in 1997 and composed by the late Kenny Wheeler with parts for trumpet and voice alongside improvised elements from other orchestra members. The SNJO are delighted to perform this wonderful music again with award winning trumpet player, Laura Jurd and singer Irini Arabatzis and to contrast it […]

Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra

The future of Jazz in Scotland is looking secure as the talented young musicians of the TSYJO take to the stage in the Tolbooth again this Spring.  At times there can be up to >24 musicians on stage aged 14 – 25yrs, and the incredible sound and improvisational talent will blow the audience away!  They […]

Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra

The future of Jazz in Scotland is looking secure as the talented young musicians of the TSYJO take to the stage again this Spring.  At times there can be up to >24 musicians on stage aged 14 – 25yrs, and the incredible sound and improvisational talent will blow the audience away!  They will play a […]

Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra

The future of Jazz in Scotland is looking secure as the talented young musicians of the TSYJO take to the stage again this Spring.  At times there can be up to >24 musicians on stage aged 14 – 25yrs, and the incredible sound and improvisational talent will blow the audience away!  They will play a […]

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Award-winning master vibraphonist Joe Locke joins the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra to weave their unique spell around the timeless songbooks of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mandel. Transcending the cinematic era, this wonderful music will include familiar and iconic tunes such as Mancini’s Pink Panther, Mandel’s Shadow of Your Smile and the “Mash” theme tune “Suicide is Painless”. […]

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue: Gershwin’s masterpiece has been arranged, re-arranged and re-imagined in countless ways since its official premiere in 1924, not least by Tommy Smith. In this performance, Brian Kellock again leads from the front on piano, this time with the SNJO soloists in fiery form, and Tommy Smith directing the band with style and […]

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) is joined by master Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen, indisputably one of the world’s great bass players, to celebrate the life and work of a truly extraordinary jazz musician: Charles Mingus.  The repertoire and reputation of Mingus represent one man’s forceful vision for orchestral jazz, and his powerful challenge to orthodoxy […]

Jazz From Scotland - concerts

SNJO / Kurt Elling / Cappella Nova

Make this year an utterly memorable one by celebrating Christmas, rejoicing in music, and re-affirming the quintessential spirituality of the season with the SNJO and their special guests, Kurt Elling and Cappella Nova. Spirit of Light is a celebration in music and song that combines the sacred and the secular in an illuminating new work […]

SNJO / Kurt Elling / Cappella Nova

Make this year an utterly memorable one by celebrating Christmas, rejoicing in music, and re-affirming the quintessential spirituality of the season with the SNJO and their special guests, Kurt Elling and Cappella Nova. Spirit of Light is a celebration in music and song that combines the sacred and the secular in an illuminating new work […]

Jazz From Scotland - concerts

SNJO / Kurt Elling / Cappella Nova

World Premiere!  Make this year an utterly memorable one by celebrating Christmas, rejoicing in music, and re-affirming the quintessential spirituality of the season with the SNJO and their special guests, Kurt Elling and Cappella Nova. Spirit of Light is a celebration in music and song that combines the sacred and the secular in an illuminating […]

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