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May 2015
Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra

Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra

Tickets now on sale at all venues! In a truly unforgettable centenary celebration of Frank Sinatra: the man, his music and his timeless jazz legacy, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra will be joined by the incredible Kurt Elling as they turn the pages of the Sinatra songbook
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June 2015
Eddi Reader with the SNJO

ALBA: Songs of Scotland Tour – featuring Eddi Reader

From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi Reader brings joyous life to all forms of song. Her taste in co-writers, writers, songs and players is impeccable and anything with her name on it is guaranteed musical treasure. read more  
Culloden Moor Suite

Review: “Haunting Eloquence” – Bobby Wellins and SNJO ‘Culloden Moor Suite’

"Glasgow-born Bobby Wellins composed an early version of this work more than 50 years ago, and recorded it in 1965 with Stan Tracey and a simple quartet.
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American Adventure

Review: Scotland’s new jazz union

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra forged new links with the American scene during its 2013 US tourread more  

Blog and recent Reviews

Billy Strayborn Composer Billy Strayhorn in the Limelight at last 18 February 2015THIS year marks the centenary of one of the great unsung heroes of jazz history, a man who was also half (and sometimes, arguably, more than that) of one of the greatest musical partnerships of the 20th century – and the composer of classics such as […]

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Tommy Smith Time and Motion – Reflections on the First Twenty Years of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra 9 February 2015Is it really 2015? It seems astonishing that a double of tens have passed since the birth of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, yet here we are. Our story is a compelling one by any measure, and it reads at […]

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SNJO newsletter, January 2015 January 2015 newsletter 8 February 2015Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that the SNJO – jewel in Scotland’s jazz crown – is 20 years old this year and we are set to sparkle particularly brightly in 2015 as we celebrate with a superb series […]

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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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