The familiar opening bars of Take Five were the soundtrack to sixties swing and mid-twentieth century cool. This tune made Dave Brubeck a household name, but also changed perceptions of jazz as a niche art form forever. read more
Music of Dave Brubeck: Herald Review2 May 2016SNJO plays Brubeck, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh Bill Dobbins’ admiration for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s ability to move effortlessly between musical styles, expressed to the Herald ahead of this Dave Brubeck tribute, must have come into the pianist-arranger’s thoughts as […]
International Jazz Day: SNJO Concert Music of Dave Brubeck – A Review1 May 2016The Music of Dave Brubeck at Sage Gateshead April 30 2016 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with special guests, Bill Dobbins (pno) and John Nugent (alto) Sage Gateshead’s contribution to International Jazz Day was just that – International! Two Americans and an assortment […]
Dave Brubeck – Did you know…?20 March 2016Dave Brubeck enrolled at what’s now the University of the Pacific in 1938 with plans to study veterinary medicine. He eventually switched his major to music, and he tore through his classes until he had to enroll in keyboard instruction […]
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SNJO Concert 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.
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.”
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.