Tag: jazz

The TSYJO: December Concerts

added on 17 November, 2018 | under Concert Series, TSYJO, WHAT'S ON

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is delighted to help start your festive season with two afternoon concerts of swinging jazz.  Playing two new venues for the orchestra, we start in Glasgow at The Renfield Centre and then travel to Leith Theatre in Edinburgh for concerts that will feature a fantastic line up of young musiciansRead more

The TSYJO: October Concerts

added on 25 September, 2018 | under Concert Series, TSYJO, WHAT'S ON

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is delighted to open their autumn season at the Roxy Theatre, Edinburgh for the first time and then to return to the Drygate, Glasgow for concerts that feature a fantastic line up of young musicians, each showing endless talent, improvisational skills, exuberance and verve.Read more

Jazz Re-Imagined: A well deserved 5* Review

added on 11 September, 2018 | under Blog

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – “Jazz Re-Imagined” with Florian Ross brought to The Queen’s Hall Edinburgh a selection of music from the songbooks of Jazz masters.   With music arranged and conducted by Florian Ross, they explored the re-imagined musical worlds of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker,Read more

Jazz Re-Imagined: a Review

added on 11 September, 2018 | under Blog

For its penultimate project of 2018 the SNJO turned the focus on the art of arrangement with one of the orchestra’s most frequent collaborators, Florian Ross.

The Cologne-based pianist and composer’s assignments have included re-orchestrating the great Scottish tenor saxophonist, Bobby Wellins’ previously neglected Culloden Moor Suite, the haunting epilogue of which featured here, and one of his particular talents lies in finding new angles from which to view familiar pieces.

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Jazz Re-Imagined: Florian Ross on reimagining jazz classics for the SNJO

added on 29 August, 2018 | under Blog

Being “creative in disguise” is the way to do it, according to celebrated jazz composer and arranger Florian Ross, who joins the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra for a three-venue showcase of the arranger’s art entitled Jazz Re-Imagined.

The Cologne-based pianist – his surname may sound Scots but is derived from old German for “horse” – first collaborated with the SNJO in 2002 when he composed A Day in the Life of Tommy Smith for them to perform with their saxophonist-director Smith as soloist.
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4th fantastic review of “Sweet Sister Suite” for London jazz News

added on 20 July, 2018 | under Blog, just added, Sweet Sister Suite

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) under the direction of Tommy Smith continue their rich vein of form with this superb rendition of Kenny Wheeler’s Sweet Sister Suite, originally commissioned some 20 years ago and now finally out on CD.Read more

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