Tales of the Tribe

SNJO Tales of the Tribe

songs for Scotland’s mythical creatures – feat. Phil Cunningham, Blythe Duff, Julie Fowlis, Megan Henderson and Michael McGoldrick with music by Tommy Smith


Pop Rock Soul with Joe Locke and Kenny Washington

On our third attempt to bring Joe Locke and vocalist Kenny Washington back to Scotland for a programme celebrating the ROCK, POP and SOUL songbook of well known classics. We are excited that it’s finally going to happen.

A Christmas Festival of Jazz

The SNJO at Christmas 2021

Relax and experience a heart-warming festive concert to immerse yourself into the Christmas spirit as the SNJO performs a feast of swinging jazz.

Live at 25

SNJO Live at 25

On Friday 24th September the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra celebrates twenty-five years of top-quality music-making, drawn from almost 100 years of jazz and the classical and Scottish traditions.

Kurt Elling: Apparition Bridge

Kurt Elling and the SNJO 'Apparition Bridge'

In this concert series, the SNJO welcomes the return of our good friend and guest artist, Kurt Elling, a Grammy-winning jazz vocalist who can sing anything you could want to hear.

Planet Wave

Planet Wave

Celebrate poet Edwin Morgan’s centenary as the SNJO perform the colossal work PLANET WAVE: an extraordinary collaboration between Morgan and composer Tommy Smith.

Tommy Smith Solo / TSYJO All-Stars

The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh is celebrating 40 years and has invited saxophonist Tommy Smith to opens this special jazz concert with a solo set and then to present his “TSYJO All-Stars’  that feature some of the best players who have played in this unique ensemble.

The SNJO at Ronnie Scott’s 2020

Scotland’s National Jazz Orchestra is delighted to be making a return visit to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London in January 2020 with a fabulous selection of great big band music.

Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller

It’s time to swing, as the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with guest pianist Brian Kellock invite you to celebrate the extraordinary music of three great jazz legends: Count Basie, Duke Ellington and ‘Fats’ Waller.