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Become a friend of the SNJO

Our Friends scheme enables you to enjoy a closer relationship with the orchestras, enhance your concert experience and be part of the future of Jazz in Scotland. 
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November 2015
The Glenn Miller Sound - Scottish National Jazz Orchestra SNJO

The Glenn Miller Sound

Coming this November to Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow - the unique sound of Glenn Miller. More information here soon.read more  
Makoto Ozone with the SNJO - Jeunnehomme

Jeunehomme: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 K-271

The SNJO are delighted to announce that our latest CD,  JEUNEHOMME featuring pianist Makoto Ozone has just been released on the Spartacus Record label.
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SNJO & Bobby Wellins: Culloden Moor Suite

Review: Culloden Moor Suite – ‘A satisfying musical whole’

A 25 year-old Bobby Wellins wrote The Culloden Moor Suite in 1961, having been inspired by stories of the 1746 battle which signalled the destruction of the Highland way of life. read more  

Blog and recent Reviews

SNJO 2015 autumn newsletter Autumn newsletter 23 September 2015November 2015 marks 20 years of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.  Founded by saxophonist Tommy Smith in 1995, the SNJO has grown in stature and quality to become a dazzling musical enterprise, renowned for its versatility, quality of sound and internationally […]

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Benny-Golson-2 BENNY GOLSON in SCOTLAND 13 September 2015Benny Golson’s SNJO gigs aren’t just a trip down Memory Lane by Jim Gilchrist THE past, as we all know, is a foreign country, and Benny Golson doesn’t much care to dwell there too long. The hugely influential veteran jazz […]

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Makoto at Piano SNJO / MAKOTO OZONE: JEUNEHOMME – 5* Review 11 August 2015*****  JEUNEHOMME: Mozart’s 9th Piano Concerto No. 9 K-271 Audacious isn’t the word for last year’s venture by the SNJO when, working on the premise that young  Wolfgang Amadeus was as much an improviser as he was an inventive pianist and […]

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SNJO and TSYJO youth cardsYouth Card

We want to encourage all young music enthusiasts to come and hear great Jazz music: to be inspired to think about playing jazz music or if already proficient then to consider joining the TSYJO.

If you are between 16 and 25 years old you can attend any of our own concerts for only £5 with an SNJO/TSYJO youth card.

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Under 16 years? – You can attend any TSYJO or SNJO promoted concert for free provided you are accompanied by an adult.

SNJO SNJO concert programmes collageConcert Programme Archive

Download concert programmes of the past 2 years in PDF format and indulge in a retrospective of the most recent music selection and highlights with guests from Branford Marsalis, Courtney Pine and David Liebman to Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine and Jacqui Dankworth.

All available SNJO concert programme PDFs here

  • Tommy Smith’s re-orchestration of Gershwin’s original played with love and passion by a very young group, and piano soloist Brian Kellock showing his genius for differing idioms throughout… The standout is Smith’s brilliant invention of an Afro-Cuban section, horns blazing.”
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'The SNJO deserved all the praise Kurt Elling so graciously lavished on them.'

Sponsors: We thank our sponsors Creative Scotland, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dundee Council for their continued support as well as the management teams at our regular venues, The Queen's Hall: Edinburgh, The Music Hall: Aberdeen, Eden Court: Inverness and Caird Hall: Dundee.

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