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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

New Kurt photo Kurt Elling for Sage Gateshead! 19 May 2015This Wednesday, May 20, there is only one place to be – Sage Gateshead. Kurt Elling, the pre-eminent singer of his generation, is in town. Chicago-born Elling will be singing with the finest big band in the land, the Scottish […]

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A Century of Frank Sinatra by Hannah McGill 6 May 2015For those about to celebrate Ol’ Blue Eyes’ centenary, Frank Sinatra’s demons – the sex, scandal and paranoia – are the secret ingredients of a divine, inimitable voice, writes Hannah McGill ‘LISTEN, we’re all possibly Frank Sinatra’s son,” tweeted Mia […]

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Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra SNJO swings towards its 20th anniversary by Rob Adams 21 April 2015When Kurt Elling sings with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in May, he’ll be celebrating not only the centenary of Frank Sinatra and the twentieth anniversary of the orchestra itself, he’ll also be celebrating his fifth return to the city […]

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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.

Creative ScotlandRoyal Conservatoire of ScotlandDundee CouncilThe Queen's Hall: EdinburghThe Music Hall: AberdeenEden Court: Inverness