added on 18 May, 2019 | under Concert Series
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The Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra are teaming up to present a special one-off performance of Miles Davis’ classic 1960 album “Sketches of Spain”, featuring Laura Jurd in the role of Miles Davis.Read more
added on 26 September, 2017 | under Concert Series
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The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is once again delighted to return in four Autumn concerts with a line up of enthusiastic young musicians with endless talent, improvisational skills, exuberance and verve.
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.Read more
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. Read more
added on 16 November, 2016 | under Blog
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 alto saxophone.
added on 15 November, 2016 | under Blog
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 jazz-fusion saxophone hero Bill Evans. As they approach the end of their 20th anniversary year, this weekend past, however, saw them celebrating the legacy of one of modern jazz’s greatest game-changers in The Legend of Charlie Parker