Kenny Wheeler’s Sweet Sister Suite / The Music of Mary Lou Williams

added on 21 January, 2018 | under Concert Series, WHAT'S ON
Kenny Wheeler & Mary Lou Williams

The specially commissioned Sweet Sister Suite was composed by the late Kenny Wheeler for the SNJO in 1997 with parts for trumpet and voice alongside improvised elements from other members of the orchestra.

It is presented here to contrast completely with music by one of the most admired and respected women in jazz history, composer and arranger extraordinaire, Mary Lou Williams.

This programme exemplifies the experimental juxtaposition of markedly different kinds of jazz to show the continuity of the form and its startling capacity for reinvention. Wheeler and Williams were career jazz musicians who belonged to quite different eras but they both created jazz music with purpose, vision and emotional resonance that marked their respective jazz times.

Award-winning trumpet player, composer and bandleader, Laura Jurd has the powerful imagination and the proven ability to stretch this music even further. As the BBC New Generation Artist for 2015-2017, Laura is one of the most compelling and creative young jazz musicians working in the UK today.

Concert Dates

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Date City Venue
Fri, 20 Apr  2018 https://snjo.co.uk/concert-series/kenny-wheeler-and-mary-lou-williams/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Kenny Wheeler’s Sweet Sister Suite & The Music of Mary Lou Williams
featuring Laura Jurd & Irini Arabatzi
Time: 19:30.
0141 353 8000
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Sat, 21 Apr  2018 https://snjo.co.uk/concert-series/kenny-wheeler-and-mary-lou-williams/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Aberdeen The Sanctuary, Queen’s Cross Church
Kenny Wheeler’s Sweet Sister Suite & The Music of Mary Lou Williams
featuring Laura Jurd, Irini Arabatzi and Brian Kellock
Time: 19:30. Albyn Place.
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Sun, 22 Apr  2018 https://snjo.co.uk/concerts/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
Kenny Wheeler’s Sweet Sister Suite & The Music of Mary Lou Williams
featuring Laura Jurd; Irini Arabatzi and Brian Kellock
Time: 19:30. 85-89 Clerk St.
0131 668 2019   |  Get Tickets more info

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