It is hard to believe that already we are in August and shortly the schools will go back. It has been a busy year to date with some outstanding concerts featuring Mike Stern and Mike Mainieri as well as our Dave Brubeck concerts with guests, Bill Dobson who wrote wonderful new arrangements for the SNJO and John Nugent who played Paul Desmond’s role so eloquently. We are delighted to have another opportunity to play this during Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival.
Our twentieth year celebrations continue in the autumn with two concerts that pay homage to Charles Mingus and Charlie Parker – two of the greatest legends in jazz. The year will culminate in December with a joyful weekend of concerts with a festive touch that will feature both the SNJO and TSYJO.
We have loved meeting many of you at our concerts and in particular our increasing number of Friends of the Orchestras. Please enjoy reading our news, put dates in your diaries and join us soon – we look forward to seeing you.