What’s on

June 2017

Electric Contact: A Jazz tribute to Tom McGrath

Edinburgh International Film Festival presents Electric Contact, a Jazz Tribute to Tom McGrath featuring  Tommy Smith, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and  actor Tam Dean Burn.  
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June 2017

A Tribute to Buddy Rich

The SNJO celebrates the centenary of explosive jazz drummer and bandleader, the one and only Buddy Rich in a special concert for the 2017  Glasgow Jazz Festival that features SNJO favourite, Alyn Cosker read more  
September 2017
Martin Taylor

In the Spirit of Django

The SNJO is delighted to welcome renowned jazz guitarist Martin Taylor to perform the music of Django Reinhardt, one of the most perennially popular figures in jazz.
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SNJO Beauty And The Beast with Bill Evans

Beauty And The Beast feat. Bill Evans

The SNJO are delighted to announce that our latest CD,  Beauty And The Beast featuring Bill Evans has just been released on the Spartacus Record label.read more  

Blog and recent Reviews

The Herald: A 5* Review for SNJO’s Porgy & Bess and Sketches of Spain 2 May 2017There will be jazz orchestra concerts that create much bigger musical storms and specifically Scottish National Jazz Orchestra concerts that feature more familiar instrumentation. This one, though, has to go down as particularly special. It was the sort of occasion […]

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Porgy & Bess and Sketches of Spain: a 5* Review 2 May 2017The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra stopped off at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh tonight as part of an all too short performance schedule performing “Sketches of Spain” and “Porgy & Bess”.  These two visionary collaborations between Miles Davis and Gil […]

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SNJO Porgy & Bess, Sketches of Spain SNJO prepare to take on Miles Davis’ interpretations of jazz classics 19 April 2017Porgy and Bess / Sketches of Spain: A concert preview. The SNJO covered both albums with Gerard Presencer early in its history. This time around, the now internationally celebrated orchestra features another guest trumpeter, plus a stalwart of their own, […]

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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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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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