Laurence Cottle: Electric Bass Maestro20 October 2014The SNJO is delighted to welcome Laurence Cottle as their special guest on their upcoming Jaco Pastorius concerts in November. Laurence Cottle (b.1961, Swansea) is an electric bass guitar master, a highly respected big band leader, an in-demand producer and […]
The Life and Music of Jaco Pastorius by Pat Metheny11 October 2014“Jaco Pastorius may well have been the last jazz musician of the 20th century to have made a major impact on the musical world at large. Everywhere you go,sometimes it seems like a dozen times a day, in the most […]
Review: Culloden Moor Suite – ‘A satisfying musical whole’6 October 2014A 25 year-old Bobby Wellins wrote The Culloden Moor Suite in 1961, having been inspired by stories of the 1746 battle which signalled the destruction of the Highland way of life. Now in 2014 the veteran Scottish saxophonist revisits the […]
Under 16 years? – You can attend any TSYJO or SNJO promoted concert for free provided you are accompanied by an adult.
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.
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.”
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The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is delighted to open the Ayr Jazz Festival 2014 with their fabulous...
Sponsors: We thank our sponsors Creative Scotland, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dundee Council for their continued support as well as the management teams at our regular venues, The Queen's Hall: Edinburgh, The Music Hall: Aberdeen, Eden Court: Inverness and Caird Hall: Dundee.