Tag: Tommy Smith

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

BBC’s Biggest Weekend

added on 19 February, 2018 | under Concert Series, WHAT'S ON

BBC’s Biggest Weekend

“Four nations, four locations, one amazing weekend of music”

The Biggest Weekend takes place in Scotland at Scone Palace, by Perth on Friday 25th / Saturday 26th May as part of a nationwide celebration of music Read more

Another 5* Review for SNJO’s Peter & the Wolf / Carnival of the Animals

added on 28 February, 2018 | under Blog, Carnival of Animals, just added
Peter & The Wolf + Carnival of Animals

Having cast transformational brilliance over Mozart’s 9th piano concerto, how would the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, directed by saxophonist Tommy Smith and guest pianist Makoto Ozone, handle these two much-loved popular classics? In the event they pulled off a double bill that combined virtuosity and ingenuity with unadulterated theatricality. Read more

5* Review for magical Peter & the Wolf / Carnival of the Animals

added on 25 February, 2018 | under Blog, Carnival of Animals, just added

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra were once again tonight pushing the boundaries of what many people would expect a Jazz Orchestra to be playing, as two classical works were given new interpretations: “Peter and The Wolf” by SNJO founder/director Tommy Smith, and “Carnival of the Animals” by internationally credited musician and composer Makoto Ozone.Read more

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

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