Tag: Jazz in Scotland

Mike Mainieri steps up with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

added on 1 June, 2016 | under Blog, just added

High Res Mainieri sticks in air“It’s quite a stretch,” says vibraphonist Mike Mainieri of his era-spanning career as a jazz musician. Mainieri is the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s latest guest as they take the music of the band he formed in the late 1970s, Steps – later Steps Ahead – on tour this month.Read more

Brubeck: An Incredible Jazz Legacy
feat. John Nugent on alto saxophone

added on 16 May, 2016 | under Concert Series, dave Brubeck: An Incredible Jazz Legacy, WHAT'S ON
SNJO the music of Dave Brubeck

The familiar opening bars of Take Five were the soundtrack to sixties swing and mid-twentieth century cool. The tune composed by saxophonist Paul Desmond and from the million-selling Time Out album, made Dave Brubeck a household name, but also changed perceptions of jazz as a niche art form forever.  Read more

The Jazz Legacy of Charles Mingus
feat Arild Andersen

added on 16 May, 2016 | under Concert Series, Jazz Legacy of Charles Mingus, just added, WHAT'S ON
Arild Andersen

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) is joined by master Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen to celebrate the life and work of a truly extraordinary jazz musician: the visionary bass player, bandleader and composer, Charles Mingus.

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Music of Dave Brubeck: Herald Review

added on 2 May, 2016 | under Blog
SNJO the music of Dave Brubeck

SNJO plays Brubeck, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

Bill Dobbins’ admiration for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s ability to move effortlessly between musical styles, expressed to the Herald ahead of this Dave Brubeck tribute, must have come into the pianist-arranger’s thoughts as he prepared the set-list. There were quite a few changes of direction here, all negotiated with SNJO’s customary expertise and all scored with a Brubeck scholar’s familiarity with and feel for the material as well as a sure sense of mood and development potential that brought a freshness to pieces that, in some cases, go back to the early 1950s.

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The Music of Steps Ahead
feat. Mike Mainieri

added on 20 February, 2016 | under Concert Series, just added, WHAT'S ON
Mike Mainieri with the SNJO

Michael Mainieri is an award-winning jazz vibes player, a renowned producer, arranger and composer and is best known for his work with the influential jazz/fusion group Steps Ahead.Read more

The Music of Dave Brubeck

added on 15 February, 2016 | under Concert Series, WHAT'S ON
SNJO the music of Dave Brubeck

The familiar opening bars of Take Five were the soundtrack to sixties swing and mid-twentieth century cool. This tune made Dave Brubeck a household name, but also changed perceptions of jazz as a niche art form forever.  Read more

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