The Count & The Duke

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The Count & The Duke

It’s time to swing again, as the SNJO celebrate jazz legends Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Pivotal to the evolution of orchestral jazz, Basie and Ellington created music that defined an era. The SNJO have chosen to feature two of their landmark albums in this concert, The Atomic Mr Basie and Ellington’s Black, Brown & Beige.

Playing these suites in full for the first time in their 23-year history, this fabulous SNJO programme will set feet tapping with infectious swing, or soothe with mellow melody. Tracks will include Basie’s wonderful Li’l Darlin’, Kid from Red Bank and Splanky as well as Ellington’s famous Work Song and Come Sunday.

Great swing means everything in orchestral jazz and these repertoires of Count Basie and Duke Ellington have it in enormous bundles of unbridled joy.

Concert Dates

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Date City Venue
Thu, 6 Dec  2018 https://snjo.co.uk/concerts/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Edinburgh Usher Hall
The Count & The Duke
“The Atomic Mr Basie” and “Black, Brown & Beige”
Time: 19:30. Lothian Road.
0131 228 8616
Fri, 7 Dec  2018 https://snjo.co.uk/concerts/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Glasgow Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (New Auditorium)
The Count & The Duke
Count Basie’s “The Atomic Mr Basie” and Duke Ellington’s “Black, Brown & Beige”
Time: 19:30. Killermont Street.
0141 353 8000
Sat, 8 Dec  2018 https://snjo.co.uk/concerts/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Inverness Eden Court
The Count & The Duke
Count Basie’s “The Atomic Mr Basie” and Duke Ellington’s “Black, Brown & Beige”
Time: 14:30. Bishops Road.
01463 234 234
Fri, 1 Feb  2019 https://snjo.co.uk/justadded/the-count-the-duke/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Aberdeen, Scotland Aberdeen Music Hall
The Count & The Duke
celebrating jazz legends Count Basie and Duke Ellington
Admission: £24. Union St, Aberdeen.   |  Get Tickets
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'The SNJO deserved all the praise Kurt Elling so graciously lavished on them.'

Sponsors: We thank our sponsors Creative Scotland, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dundee Council for their continued support as well as the management teams at our regular venues, The Queen's Hall: Edinburgh, The Music Hall: Aberdeen, Eden Court: Inverness and Caird Hall: Dundee.

Creative ScotlandRoyal Conservatoire of ScotlandDundee CouncilThe Queen's Hall: EdinburghThe Music Hall: AberdeenEden Court: Inverness