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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
“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.
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.