Autumn newsletter23 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 […]
BENNY GOLSON in SCOTLAND13 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 […]
SNJO / MAKOTO OZONE: JEUNEHOMME – 5* Review11 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 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.