Planet Wave

Planet Wave

Celebrate poet Edwin Morgan’s centenary as the SNJO perform the colossal work PLANET WAVE: an extraordinary collaboration between Morgan and composer Tommy Smith.

The SNJO at Ronnie Scott’s 2020

Scotland’s National Jazz Orchestra is delighted to be making a return visit to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London in January 2020 with a fabulous selection of great big band music.

The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn: Tickets NOW on Sale!

Jazzmeia Horn

The SNJO is delighted to announce 3 exclusive dates with jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn as she visits Scotland for the first time as their guest.   “Jazzmeia has one of the best voices I’ve heard in over 40 years” Jon Hendricks.

An American Journey with Bill Evans: Tickets on sale NOW

Bill Evans with the SNJO 2019

Experience a road trip to remember as the SNJO and saxophonist Bill Evans invite you to join their musical expedition across America from north to south and east to west, as jazz meets bluegrass, soul, country, funk and fusion. 

New Waves

SNJO Waller Jobim

Antonio Carlos Jobim was the foremost composer of authentic Brazilian bossa nova and samba-derived, popular jazz music.

Norse Myths

SNJO Norse Myths

Nordic jazz has many heroes, and foremost among them are bassist Arild Andersen and drummer/percussionist Paolo Vinaccia.

Jazz Re-Imagined: A well deserved 5* Review

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,

Jazz Re-Imagined: a Review

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 […]