On Friday 24th September the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra celebrates twenty-five years of top-quality music-making, drawn from almost 100 years of jazz and the classical and Scottish traditions.
Poets of words, as well as of notes and of instruments, have contributed to the SNJO’s extensive repertoire. From Robert Burns to Mozart, from Edwin Morgan to Mary Lou Williams and from Count Basie to Glasgow’s poet of the tenor saxophone, Bobby Wellins, the inspiration has flowed onto recordings and stages across Scotland, the UK, Europe, Japan, and the U.S.A.
The music in this concert represents our quarter-century in microcosm. Hear award-winning soloists Anoushka Nanguy and Liam Shortall expressing themselves through works by master composers Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, Leonard Bernstein, and Count Basie, plus many more, as the ensemble upholds a reputation that began by local word of mouth and has spread into global recognition.
Enjoy the music in a covid-safe environment
The SNJO, alongside The Queen’s Hall, have taken every care to create an evening that is both safe and exciting to ensure that you feel confident about returning to this venue.
For your comfort, this concert will have socially distant, bubble seating in place. Most of our audience attend in pairs or on their own, so distanced seating will be organised in 1s and 2s. Any larger parties may have spaces between bubbles. The musicians will be socially distanced on stage too.