The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra were once again tonight pushing the boundaries of what many people would expect a Jazz Orchestra to be playing, as two classical works were given new interpretations: “Peter and The Wolf” by SNJO founder/director Tommy Smith, and “Carnival of the Animals” by internationally credited musician and composer Makoto Ozone.
Peter and The Wolf, a musical composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 with children specifically in mind, has endeared itself to generations of adults and children since its first performance, and the number of children at this performance is a testament to its enduring charm. Read more
The SNJO are delighted to invite audiences of all ages to enjoy wonderful new interpretations of two of the most universally popular children’s classics Peter & the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals.Read more
The specially commissioned Sweet Sister Suite was composed by the late Kenny Wheeler for the SNJO in 1997 with parts for trumpet and voice Read more
BBC’s Biggest Weekend
“Four nations, four locations, one amazing weekend of music”
The Biggest Weekend takes place in Scotland at Scone Palace, by Perth on Friday 25th / Saturday 26th May as part of a nationwide celebration of music Read more
TALK about preparation. Martin Taylor can look ahead to this weekend’s concerts with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and say, honestly, that he’s been waiting all his life to play the part of Django Reinhardt.Read more