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August 2017

ALBA: Songs of Scotland

Join the internationally acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, director Tommy Smith, and special guest, the inimitable Eddi Reader at @YstadFestival in Sweden,
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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.read more  
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.
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Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra 'Effervescence'

Effervescence: Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra (TSYJO) pops all the corks in a magnum-sized case of fizzing jazz with Effervescence; a brand new CD out now on Spartacus Records.read more  

Blog and recent Reviews

EIFF: A 5* Review for Electric Contact: A Jazz Tribute to Tom McGrath 26 June 2017Three Thomases – Tom, Tommie and Tam – got the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s retrospective tribute to the late, great Tom McGrath off to a belter of a start on Friday night. Tom McGrath, himself, was the source of  the […]

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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 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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