Concert Series

Spirit of Light

added on 9 September, 2017 | under Concert Series, WHAT'S ON
SNJO - Spirit of Light

Spirit of Light is a celebration in music and song that combines the sacred and the secular in an illuminating new work by Tommy Smith.
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Peter & The Wolf / Carnival of Animals

added on 3 December, 2017 | under Concert Series, Peter & The Wolf and Carnival of Animals, WHAT'S ON
Peter & The Wolf + Carnival of Animals

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 Scotsman: A Preview -“In the Spirit of Django”

added on 23 September, 2017 | under Blog, In The Spirit Of Django

The smoky swing of 1930s Paris will be charged by the 21st-century powerhouse that is the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra next weekend, when the band is set to be joined by the celebrated guitarist Martin Taylor MBE to celebrate the music of one of the most seminal figures in jazz and popular music, Django Reinhardt.

With his formidable technique, Taylor is regarded as a leading interpreter of Reinhardt’s music, his empathy with it honed by more than a decade of playing with Reinhardt’s Hot Club de France partner, the late Stephane Grappelli, and through his group Martin Taylor’s Spirit of Django.

“We want to recreate the atmosphere of Paris back in the Jazz Age,” the guitarist says of the forthcoming concerts, “but we’re going to give it a few little twists inspired by my group Spirit of Django by adding accordion [Karen Street], as well as paying homage to Stephane by adding violin [Christian Garrick].”Read more

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra: November concerts

added on 26 September, 2017 | under Concert Series, WHAT'S ON

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is once again delighted to return in four Autumn concerts with a line up of enthusiastic young musicians with endless talent, improvisational skills, exuberance and verve.

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The Herald: “In the Spirit of Django.” – Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor has been waiting all his life to play Django Reinhardt

added on 22 September, 2017 | under Blog, In The Spirit Of Django

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

Electric Contact: A Jazz tribute to Tom McGrath

added on 3 June, 2017 | under Concert Series, just added, WHAT'S ON

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.  Read more

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