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December 2016
SNJO Christmas Festival of Jazz

A Christmas Festival of Jazz

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. 
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Winter Concerts 2016
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The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra: Winter concerts

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is delighted to be returning to The Tolbooth, Stirling in an afternoon of jazz with festive numbers and a few other surprises! read more  
February 2017
Kenny Washington, Joe Locke

The Songs of Mancini and Mandel

Award-winning master vibraphonist Joe Locke and singer extraordinaire, Kenny Washington join the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra to weave their unique spell around the timeless songbooks of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mandel.
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April 2017
SNJO Porgy & Bess, Sketches of Spain

Porgy & Beth and Sketches of Spain

Miles Davis and Gil Evans gifted Porgy & Bess and Sketches of Spain to jazz as vibrant, sultry and enormously satisfying pieces of modern music including such tracks as Summertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So. read more  

Blog and recent Reviews

The Legend of Charlie Parker The Legend of Charlie Parker: Herald Review 16 November 2016Preservation and renewal were at the heart of this excellent celebration of one of jazz’s major pioneering figures. In the sixty-one years since his death, many have sought to capture Charlie Parker’s spirit. His tunes are still rites of passage […]

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Charlie Parker The Legend of Charlie Parker: Scotsman Review 15 November 2016The past few years have seen the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra consolidate their international status and eclectically adventurous repertoire, having their sweet way with a Mozart piano, deconstructing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, collaborating fruitfully with American singers and Scandinavian bassists […]

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Arild Andersen The Jazz Legacy of Charles Mingus: A 5* Review 16 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 […]

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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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