The Legend of Charlie Parker  

added on 4 July, 2016 | under The Legend of Charlie Parker  
The Legend of Charlie Parker

There can be little doubt that Charlie “ Yardbird” Parker changed the face of modern jazz.

Parker grew up at a time when this amazing music was coming of age, and he came to personify many of its most provocative features. The creation of a completely new approach to jazz stemmed from Parker’s search for his own distinctive voice on the saxophone and his name became synonymous with the cutting edge jazz form known as bebop, and his music provided a creative benchmark for jazz musicians.

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has commissioned new arrangements of his music and look forward to showcasing the fabulous music of Charlie Parker in concert.


Concert Dates

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Date City Venue
Fri, 11 Nov  2016 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Aberdeen The Sanctuary, Queen’s Cross Church
The Legend of Charlie Parker  
Time: 19:30. Albyn Place.
07827 966735
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Sat, 12 Nov  2016 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
The Legend of Charlie Parker  
Time: 19:30. 85-89 Clerk St.
0131 668 2019
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Sun, 13 Nov  2016 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Glasgow Royal Conservatoire
The Legend of Charlie Parker  
Time: 19:30. 100 Renfrew Street.
0141 332 5057
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  1. J Wilson
    posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:10 AM  |  reply

    Jings was about to buy 2 tickets online for this in Aberdeen and discovered that APA want a 10% booking fee!

    No wonder Aberdonians prefer to pay at the door! (re comments made at Arild Andersen concert at the Sanctuary in September)

    Queen’s Hall has a flat fee of £1. Gardyne Theatre Dundee £2 or £1 for telephone bookings.

    I realise this fee has nothing to do with the SNJO but it does appear excessive.

    • Lindsay
      posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 6:55 PM  |  reply


      I am sorry re the large charge at APA. I have changed the link on our website to our direct ticket seller Eventbrite where the SNJO absorb the costs so you can buy tickets in advance at basic price – Hope that helps Lindsay

  2. Mike Fraser
    posted on Nov 09, 2016 at 5:59 PM  |  reply

    Is there a pre-concert talk on Sunday?

  3. djRayC
    posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 5:13 PM  |  reply

    Aberdonians have long been disgusted at the APA 10% booking fee (which they charge at their self promoted gigs too!) and will be mounting opposition to it at next year’s council elections.

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