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A Christmas Festival of Jazz: A Review

added on 20 December, 2016 | under Blog
SNJO Christmas Festival of Jazz

A Christmas Festival of Jazz with the SNJO and TSYJO

They better watch out, better not cry, better not pout because, as the song doesn’t go on to say, the next generation might be after their jobs. There was no sense of anti-climax in the “feeder team” – the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra – following their senior colleagues on the bill of this Christmas special. Indeed, by and large they sounded almost ready to follow in the footsteps of one of the evening’s star performers, trumpeter Sean Gibbs, in moving up to the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.Read more

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