November 2015 marks 20 years of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. Founded by saxophonist Tommy Smith in 1995, the SNJO has grown in stature and quality to become a dazzling musical enterprise, renowned for its versatility, quality of sound and internationally recognized as a “genuinely world class outfit.“
2015 has been a busy year to date for the SNJO with a celebration of Billy Strayhorn’s contribution to jazz, five outstanding concerts with Kurt Elling to mark 100 yrs of Frank Sinatra and a twelve date tour to the Highlands and Islands with folk singer, Eddi Reader. In between, our newest CD, Jeunehomme was released It is a reworking of Mozart’s 9th piano concerto with Makoto Ozone and is receiving critical acclaim.
Enjoy reading our news, put the concert dates in your diaries and do join us soon – we look forward to seeing you with friends and family. It is with your help and support that the SNJO hopes to continue for many more years to come!