On our third attempt to bring Joe Locke and vocalist Kenny Washington back to Scotland for a programme celebrating the ROCK, POP and SOUL songbook of well known classics. We are excited that it’s finally going to happen.
Scotland’s National Jazz Orchestra is delighted to be appearing at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London this week, offering a varied selection of great big band music.
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, playing the songs of Mancini and Mandel featuring Joe Locke and Kenny Washington, brought a slice of classic Hollywood film music to The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh for this show.
Kenny Washington used to see Wynton Marsalis around New Orleans and be so awestruck that he didn’t dare go up to the trumpeter and say hello. He wasn’t to know back then that thirty years and more later, the awe would be reciprocal and that when Marsalis restaged his Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio, Blood On the Fields in 2013 […]
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.
In the summer of 2013, The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO), under the leadership of founder/director Tommy Smith, toured in the U.S.A. and Canada for the first time. They paused for a moment in New York City to record with some of America’s most admired jazz musicians.