In The Spirit Of Django

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

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

In the Spirit of Django

added on 29 April, 2017 | under Concert Series, In The Spirit Of Django, WHAT'S ON
Martin Taylor

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

'The SNJO deserved all the praise Kurt Elling so graciously lavished on them.'