Tommy Smith’s jazz version of Peter and the Wolf will remain true to Prokofiev’s premise that particular instruments are allocated to each character and the wonderful melodies
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra are delighted to announce that our CD, Sweet Sister Suite featuring Laura Jurd and Irini Arabatzi is available to purchase on the Spartacus Record label.
The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra (TSYJO) pops all the corks in a magnum-sized case of fizzing jazz with Effervescence; a brand new CD out now on Spartacus Records.
The SNJO are delighted to announce that our latest CD, Beauty And The Beast featuring Bill Evans has just been released on the Spartacus Record label.
The SNJO are delighted to announce that our latest CD, JEUNEHOMME featuring pianist Makoto Ozone has just been released on the Spartacus Record label.
“SNJO/Makoto Ozone: Jeunehomme review – a clever and sympathetic crossover project.” Mozart was 21 when he wrote the K271 Jeunehomme piano concerto, and some connoisseurs consider it his first masterpiece. But if the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra are daunted by its prestige and cascade of ideas, they don’t show it. Nor does Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone, who has […]
Few musicians have had careers that span the history of post-war jazz as comprehensively as saxophonist, composer and songwriter Benny Golson.
“Glasgow-born Bobby Wellins composed an early version of this work more than 50 years ago, and recorded it in 1965 with Stan Tracey and a simple quartet.
***** JEUNEHOMME: Mozart’s 9th Piano Concerto No. 9 K-271 [break]Audacious isn’t the word for last year’s venture by the SNJO when, working on the premise that young Wolfgang Amadeus was as much an improviser as he was an inventive pianist and composer, they commissioned renowned Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone to arrange Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 […]
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra forged new links with the American scene during its 2013 US tour