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Taiko Drummers

World of the Gods

The World of the Gods marks the reunion of the SNJO with the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers and music by Tommy Smith.

Gwilym Simcock - RELEASE


Award-winning pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock joins the SNJO for the premiere of RELEASE.

Georgia Cecile SNJO poster

Georgia Cécile

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) and Georgia Cécile invite you to share communion with them in an evening of harmony, understanding, and exceptional jazz.


The TSYJO Live 2022

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is delighted to start their 20th anniversary year with two stunning concerts that bring alive the energy of jazz and pay tribute to some legendary names.

Where Rivers Meet 2022

Where Rivers Meet

Celebrating the jazz expressionists in a programme of music from four innovators: Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Dewey Redman, and Anthony Braxton.

In The Spirit Of Duke

In The Spirit Of Duke

Known as The Duke, Edward Kennedy Ellington is considered amongst the world’s greatest jazz musicians and composers with a musical legacy covering six decades.

SNJO - Where Rivers Meet

Where Rivers Meet on double-CD

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

SNJO Tales of the Tribe

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.

Joe Locke

Take 5 with 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

The SNJO at Christmas 2021

A Christmas Festival of Jazz

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


TSYJO auditions

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.

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