Tag: Vibraphone

Mancini and Mandel: 5* Review

added on 27 February, 2017 | under Blog, The Songs of Mancini & Mandel
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.Read more

Modest Man of Modern Jazz Singing. Concert preview

added on 23 February, 2017 | under Blog, The Songs of Mancini & Mandel
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 there would be only one choice for the part Washington sang. Marsalis has also invited Washington to sing with the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra in New York later this year.

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The Songs of Mancini and Mandel

added on 2 December, 2016 | under Concert Series, just added, The Songs of Mancini & Mandel, WHAT'S ON
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.Read more

Great Vibes with Mike Mainieri / SNJO

added on 16 June, 2016 | under Blog

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 vibes player as working up a head of steam? The essentially ethereal quality of the vibraphone may seem to suggest not, but acclaimed veteran player Mike Mainieri, reprising the music of his influential fusion outfit Steps Ahead in the frequently full-steam-ahead company of the SNJO, could certainly bring a dazzlingly kinetic energy to the instrument.

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Mike Mainieri steps up with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

added on 1 June, 2016 | under Blog, just added

High Res Mainieri sticks in air“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.Read more

The Music of Steps Ahead
feat. Mike Mainieri

added on 20 February, 2016 | under Concert Series, just added, WHAT'S ON
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.Read more

'The SNJO deserved all the praise Kurt Elling so graciously lavished on them.'