The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival invite you to enjoy new jazz interpretations of two popular classical works: Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals. Scotland’s premier jazz orchestra, the SNJO will perform … “a double bill that combines virtuosity and ingenuity with unadulterated theatricality … in a delightful collision between folk tale and big-band swing …” (***** The Scotsman).
Winning huge critical acclaim, the programme starts with an adaptation of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with a Scots translation by former Makar Liz Lochhead and delivered with eye-rolling loquaciousness by Tam Dean Burn.
In the second set, a jazz re-imaging of Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals evokes a dizzying, dazzling, zoological roundabout, with pianist, Pete Johnstone traversing classical and jazz genres with the SNJO “…at full power…Full of wit… and they swung. Hugely entertaining” (On The Beat).
“The SNJO combined virtuosity with theatricality” ***** The Scotsman
NB The concert starts at 7.00pm
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