Composer Billy Strayhorn in the Limelight at last

Billy Strayborn

THIS year marks the centenary of one of the great unsung heroes of jazz history, a man who was also half (and sometimes, arguably, more than that) of one of the greatest musical partnerships of the 20th century – and the composer of classics such as Take The A Train and Lush Life.  His name was Billy Strayhorn.

The Jazz Genius of Billy Strayhorn

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

2015 marks the centenary of influential composer and arranger Billy Strayhorn and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra are delighted to pay tribute to Billy and his inspiring musical legacy.

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