Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller

It’s time to swing, as the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with guest pianist Brian Kellock invite you to celebrate the extraordinary music of three great jazz legends: Count Basie, Duke Ellington and ‘Fats’ Waller. 

New Waves

SNJO Waller Jobim

Antonio Carlos Jobim was the foremost composer of authentic Brazilian bossa nova and samba-derived, popular jazz music.

The Count & The Duke

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.

Electric Contact: A Jazz tribute to Tom McGrath

Edinburgh International Film Festival presents Electric Contact, a Jazz Tribute to Tom McGrath featuring  Tommy Smith, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and  actor Tam Dean Burn.  

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.

In The Spirit of Duke

SNJO album - In The Spirit Of Duke

[break]Scotland’s award-winning, internationally acclaimed jazz orchestra delivers an authentic Ellington experience under the leadership of saxophonist-director Tommy Smith with special guest, pianist Brian Kellock.

Ellington & Rhapsody in Blue

Edward Kennedy Ellington was a unique contributor to 20th century music. Composer, pianist, band leader – he reached out and touched a worldwide audience in a fashion that may never be equalled. His music was evocative and emotional, richly textured in mood, lyrical simplicity through to dense complexity, There were songs and suites, tone poems and […]