Where Rivers Meet on double-CD

SNJO - Where Rivers Meet

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra releases on the 15th of April music from its acclaimed concert series at St Giles’ Cathedral.

Take 5 with Joe Locke

Joe Locke

The celebrated vibraphonist Joe Locke first performed with the SNJO as a special guest on the album ‘American Adventure’ recorded in New York City in 2013, then premiered his first LIVE tour featuring the music of Mancini and Mandel with Kenny Washington in February 2017.

TSYJO auditions

TSYJO

Our audition process will run until Friday, 5th November and we’re inviting all experienced improvisers who are able to sight-read, aged between 12 and 24 years to apply to join the SNJO’s youth wing.

Where Rivers Meet

Where Rivers Meet - SNJO

All four concerts are available to watch on-demand until 25 August 2021! Re-visit our recent 4-part concert series, Where Rivers Meet, the most ambitious multi-dimensional event for the SNJO to date, featuring Russian painter Maria Rud.

TSYJO Concerts postponed

TSYJO

After careful consideration of the rapidly changing situation relating to Covid 19, it has been decided that it would be prudent to postpone the TSYJO concerts due to be played this coming weekend in Glasgow (20 March) and Edinburgh (21 March) to ensure the health and safety of our audiences as well as our musicians […]

New Year honor for SNJO Artistic Director

Tommy Smith

Edinburgh-born Smith has been a presence on the international jazz scene and a champion of jazz in Scotland since he emerged as a precocious talent in his teens during the 1980s. Following studies at Berklee School of Music in Boston, he toured the world with vibes virtuoso Gary Burton and subsequently recorded for major jazz […]

Peter And The Wolf

Peter And The Wolf

Tommy Smith’s jazz version of Peter and the Wolf will remain true to Prokofiev’s premise that particular instruments are allocated to each character and the wonderful melodies

Jazz Re-Imagined: A well deserved 5* Review

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – “Jazz Re-Imagined” with Florian Ross brought to The Queen’s Hall Edinburgh a selection of music from the songbooks of Jazz masters.   With music arranged and conducted by Florian Ross, they explored the re-imagined musical worlds of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker,

Jazz Re-Imagined: a Review

For its penultimate project of 2018 the SNJO turned the focus on the art of arrangement with one of the orchestra’s most frequent collaborators, Florian Ross. The Cologne-based pianist and composer’s assignments have included re-orchestrating the great Scottish tenor saxophonist, Bobby Wellins’ previously neglected Culloden Moor Suite, the haunting epilogue of which featured here, and […]

Jazz Re-Imagined: Florian Ross on reimagining jazz classics for the SNJO

Being “creative in disguise” is the way to do it, according to celebrated jazz composer and arranger Florian Ross, who joins the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra for a three-venue showcase of the arranger’s art entitled Jazz Re-Imagined. The Cologne-based pianist – his surname may sound Scots but is derived from old German for “horse” – first […]