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Peter And The Wolf

Peter And The Wolf

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 will be lovingly preserved whilst actor Tam Dean Burn will narrate new text specially adapted by Liz Lochhead.
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The Count & The Duke

added on 15 Aug, 2018 | under Concert Series, just added, The Count & The Duke, WHAT'S ON
The Count & The Duke

It’s time to swing again, as the SNJO celebrate jazz legends Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Pivotal to the evolution of orchestral jazz, Basie and Ellington created music that defined an era. The SNJO have chosen to feature two of their landmark albums in this concert, The Atomic Mr Basie and Ellington’s Black, Brown & Beige.Read more

Kenny Wheeler’s Sweet Sister Suite

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.Read more

The TSYJO: December Concerts

added on 17 Nov, 2018 | under Concert Series, TSYJO, WHAT'S ON

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is delighted to help start your festive season with two afternoon concerts of swinging jazz.  Playing two new venues for the orchestra, we start in Glasgow at The Renfield Centre and then travel to Leith Theatre in Edinburgh for concerts that will feature a fantastic line up of young musiciansRead more

The TSYJO: October Concerts

added on 25 Sep, 2018 | under Concert Series, TSYJO, WHAT'S ON

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is delighted to open their autumn season at the Roxy Theatre, Edinburgh for the first time and then to return to the Drygate, Glasgow for concerts that feature a fantastic line up of young musicians, each showing endless talent, improvisational skills, exuberance and verve.Read more

Jazz Re-Imagined: A well deserved 5* Review

added on 11 Sep, 2018 | under Blog

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,Read more

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Sponsors: We thank our sponsors Creative Scotland, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dundee Council for their continued support as well as the management teams at our regular venues, The Queen's Hall: Edinburgh, The Music Hall: Aberdeen, Eden Court: Inverness and Caird Hall: Dundee.

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