Mancini and Mandel: 5* Review

Joe Locke and Kenny Washington with the SNJO

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, playing the songs of Mancini and Mandel featuring Joe Locke and Kenny Washington, brought a slice of classic Hollywood film music to The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh for this show.

Modest Man of Modern Jazz Singing. Concert preview

Kenny Washington, Joe Locke

Kenny Washington used to see Wynton Marsalis around New Orleans and be so awestruck that he didn’t dare go up to the trumpeter and say hello. He wasn’t to know back then that thirty years and more later, the awe would be reciprocal and that when Marsalis restaged his Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio, Blood On the Fields in 2013 […]

The Songs of Mancini and Mandel

Kenny Washington, Joe Locke

Award-winning master vibraphonist Joe Locke and singer extraordinaire, Kenny Washington join the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra to weave their unique spell around the timeless songbooks of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mandel.

Great Vibes with Mike Mainieri / SNJO

The Music of Steps Ahead: the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with guest Mike Mainieri A review by Jim Gilchrist for the Scotsman ****                                                 Photos by Derek Clark Is it appropriate to describe a […]

Mike Mainieri steps up with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

“It’s quite a stretch,” says vibraphonist Mike Mainieri of his era-spanning career as a jazz musician. Mainieri is the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s latest guest as they take the music of the band he formed in the late 1970s, Steps – later Steps Ahead – on tour this month.

The Music of Steps Aheadfeat. Mike Mainieri

Mike Mainieri with the SNJO

Michael Mainieri is an award-winning jazz vibes player, a renowned producer, arranger and composer and is best known for his work with the influential jazz/fusion group Steps Ahead.