What’s on

September 2014
Bob Mintzer

The Music of the Yellowjackets featuring Bob Mintzer

The expressive saxophone playing and masterly writing of Bob Mintzer have kept The Yellowjackets at the forefront of jazz since the early 1980s.
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October 2014
In the Spirit of Duke

Ayr Jazz Festival 2014: In the Spirit of Duke and Gershwin

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is delighted to open the Ayr Jazz Festival 2014 with their fabulous concert programme, “In the Spirit of Duke and Gershwin” featuring Brian Kellock. read more  
November 2014

Jaco! The Music of Pastorius featuring Laurence Cottle

One of the most influential guitarists and musicians of the twentieth century, Jaco Pastorius brought the bass guitar to the melodic forefront of jazz ......
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American Adventure

Review: Scotland’s new jazz union

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra forged new links with the American scene during its 2013 US tourread more  

SNJO and TSYJO youth cardsYouth Card

We want to encourage all young music enthusiasts to come and hear great Jazz music: to be inspired to think about playing jazz music or if already proficient then to consider joining the TSYJO.

If you are between 16 and 25 years old you can attend any of our own concerts for only £5 with an SNJO/TSYJO youth card.

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Under 16 years? – You can attend any TSYJO or SNJO promoted concert for free provided you are accompanied by an adult.

SNJO 2013/2014 season brochure

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is about the celebration of great big band jazz music — unexplored and traditional, universal and native, emphatic and reflective — played by the finest musicians who have matured in the Scottish jazz scene.

Download the 2014 season brochure here.

  • Tommy Smith’s re-orchestration of Gershwin’s original played with love and passion by a very young group, and piano soloist Brian Kellock showing his genius for differing idioms throughout… The standout is Smith’s brilliant invention of an Afro-Cuban section, horns blazing.”
    The Independent



“An awesome display of unflagging invention, endurance and virtuosity.” - the Irish Times