Tag: SNJO

The SNJO at Ronnie Scott’s

added on 19 January, 2018 | under Concert Series, The SNJO at Ronnie Scott''s, WHAT'S ON
The SNJO at Ronnie Scott's

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.Read more

Peter & The Wolf / Carnival of Animals

added on 3 December, 2017 | under Concert Series, Peter & The Wolf and Carnival of Animals, WHAT'S ON
Peter & The Wolf + Carnival of Animals

The SNJO are delighted to invite audiences of all ages to enjoy wonderful new interpretations of two of the most universally popular children’s classics Peter & the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals.Read more

Kenny Wheeler’s Sweet Sister Suite / The Music of Mary Lou Williams

added on 21 January, 2018 | under Concert Series, WHAT'S ON
Kenny Wheeler & Mary Lou Williams

The specially commissioned Sweet Sister Suite was composed by the late Kenny Wheeler for the SNJO in 1997 with parts for trumpet and voice Read more

Another 5* Review for “In the Spirit of Django”

added on 26 September, 2017 | under Blog, just added

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra featuring Martin Taylor at The Queens’ Hall Edinburgh performing “In The Spirit of Django” was simply a perfect marriage of music and performers that provided a very special night for not only any lovers of the music of Django Reinhardt, but 20th century jazz itself.Read more

5* Review for “In the Spirit of Django”

added on 25 September, 2017 | under Blog, just added

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra ended its 2017 Queen’s Hall concert series with a concert full of fun and exuberance as well as virtuosity.  Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt’s music lends itself naturally to these qualities while also inviting the kind of soulful, sighing note reflection that featured soloist, guitar master Martin Taylor brought to probably Reinhardt’s most famous composition, Nuages, in a lovely arrangement by the orchestra’s alto saxophonist and clarinettist Martin Kershaw.
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The Herald: “In the Spirit of Django.” – Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor has been waiting all his life to play Django Reinhardt

added on 22 September, 2017 | under Blog, In The Spirit Of Django

TALK about preparation. Martin Taylor can look ahead to this weekend’s concerts with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and say, honestly, that he’s been waiting all his life to play the part of Django Reinhardt.Read more

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