The Songs of Mancini and Mandel

Kenny Washington, Joe Locke

Award-winning master vibraphonist Joe Locke and singer extraordinaire, Kenny Washington join the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra to weave their unique spell around the timeless songbooks of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mandel.

Porgy & Bess and Sketches of Spain

Miles Davis and Gil Evans gifted Porgy & Bess and Sketches of Spain to jazz as vibrant, sultry and enormously satisfying pieces of modern music including such tracks as Summertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So.

The Legend of Charlie Parker: Herald Review

The Legend of Charlie Parker

Preservation and renewal were at the heart of this excellent celebration of one of jazz’s major pioneering figures. In the sixty-one years since his death, many have sought to capture Charlie Parker’s spirit. His tunes are still rites of passage for jazz players, and not just for those who take up his chosen instrument, the […]

The Legend of Charlie Parker: Scotsman Review

Charlie Parker

The past few years have seen the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra consolidate their international status and eclectically adventurous repertoire, having their sweet way with a Mozart piano, deconstructing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, collaborating fruitfully with American singers and Scandinavian bassists and, just this month, releasing yet another live concert album, this time recorded with US […]

The Jazz Legacy of Charles Mingus: A 5* Review

Arild Andersen

Of all the many hours of music that the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has played and shared over the past twenty-one years it’s the ensemble’s affinity with Charles Mingus that’s the most striking. The orchestra celebrated this most characterful of jazzmen’s work in the early years of this century with a firecracker of a concert […]

A Christmas Festival of Jazz

SNJO Christmas Festival of Jazz

Enjoy this wonderful pre Christmas opportunity to relax and get into the festive spirit as the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra bring you a double bill of fabulous swinging jazz.