There can be little doubt that Charlie “ Yardbird” Parker changed the face of modern jazz.
Parker grew up at a time when this amazing music was coming of age, and he came to personify many of its most provocative features.read more
Enjoy this wonderful pre Christmas opportunity to relax and get into the festive spirit as the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra bring you a double bill of fabulous swinging jazz. read more
The Jazz Legacy of Charles Mingus: A 5* Review16 October 2016Of all the many hours of music that the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has played and shared over the past twenty-one years it’s the ensemble’s affinity with Charles Mingus that’s the most striking. The orchestra celebrated this most characterful of […]
August 2016 newsletter14 August 2016It is hard to believe that already we are in August and shortly the schools will go back. It has been a busy year to date with some outstanding concerts featuring Mike Stern and Mike Mainieri as well as our Dave […]
Under 16 years? – You can attend any TSYJO or SNJO promoted concert for free provided you are accompanied by an adult.
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.