Tag: Duke Ellington

The Count & The Duke

added on 15 Aug, 2018 | under Concert Series, just added, The Count & The Duke, WHAT'S ON
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.Read more

Electric Contact: A Jazz tribute to Tom McGrath

added on 3 Jun, 2017 | under Concert Series, just added, WHAT'S ON

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.  Read more

The Jazz Genius of Billy Strayhorn

added on 6 Oct, 2014 | under Concert Series, The Music 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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In the Spirit of Duke nominated in the SAY Awards

added on 2 Feb, 2014 | under Blog

SAY! Have You Heard?

Our album In the Spirit of Duke has been nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year Award! Please take time to vote for us: 26-28 May at www.say.com.Read more

In The Spirit of Duke

SNJO album - In The Spirit Of Duke

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.

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Ellington & Rhapsody in Blue

added on 28 Jun, 2013 | under Concert Series, In The Spirit of Duke, 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 the blues.Read more

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'The SNJO deserved all the praise Kurt Elling so graciously lavished on them.'

Sponsors: We thank our sponsors Creative Scotland, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dundee Council for their continued support as well as the management teams at our regular venues, The Queen's Hall: Edinburgh, The Music Hall: Aberdeen, Eden Court: Inverness and Caird Hall: Dundee.

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