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.Read more
Edinburgh International Film Festival presents Electric Contact, a Jazz Tribute to Tom McGrath
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.
SAY! Have You Heard?
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.
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 the blues.Read more