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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 will be released on 31st July on the Spartacus Record label.
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10 August 2015
Eddi Reader with the SNJO

ALBA: Songs of Scotland

Join the internationally acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, director Tommy Smith, and special guest, the inimitable Eddi Reader, as together, they richly re-imagine Scotland through uplifting music, beautiful new arrangements, and a truly unmistakable Scottish voice.read more  
September 2015

Benny Golson plays Benny Golson

Few musicians have had careers that span the history of post-war jazz as comprehensively as saxophonist, composer and songwriter Benny Golson.
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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  

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Makoto Ozone Review ‘Jeunehomme’ – Mozart’s 9th Piano Concerto 24 July 2015“SNJO/Makoto Ozone: Jeunehomme review – a clever and sympathetic crossover project.” Mozart was 21 when he wrote the K271 Jeunehomme piano concerto, and some connoisseurs consider it his first masterpiece. But if the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra are daunted by its prestige and […]

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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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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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