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February 2015
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

The Jazz Genius of Billy Strayhorn

2015 marks the centenary of influential composer and arranger Billy Strayhorn and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra are delighted to pay tribute to Billy and his inspiring musical legacy.
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May 2015
Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra

Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra

Tickets available soon! In a truly unforgettable centenary celebration of Frank Sinatra: the man, his music and his timeless jazz legacy, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra will be joined by the incredible Kurt Elling as they turn the pages of the Sinatra songbookread more  
Culloden Moor Suite

Review: “Haunting Eloquence” – Bobby Wellins and SNJO ‘Culloden Moor Suite’

"Glasgow-born Bobby Wellins composed an early version of this work more than 50 years ago, and recorded it in 1965 with Stan Tracey and a simple quartet.
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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  

Blog and recent Reviews

Jaco Pastorius Celebrating Jaco: The Music of Jaco Pastorius 13 November 2014The name of Jaco Pastorius is legendary in the jazz world; one of the few musicians who can be recognised by their first name alone. Pastorius was a musical genius who effectively reinvented the playing of bass guitar, bringing the […]

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Laurence Cottle Why Jazz Is For Everyone – SNJO Review 11 November 2014As the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra play their last concert of the year you can see why they are considered by many to be one of the best contemporary big bands in Europe. The sheer level of passion, enthusiasm & expression, […]

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Laurence Cottle: Electric Bass Maestro 20 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 […]

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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 SNJO concert programmes collageConcert Programme Archive

Download concert programmes of the past 2 years in PDF format and indulge in a retrospective of the most recent music selection and highlights with guests from Branford Marsalis, Courtney Pine and David Liebman to Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine and Jacqui Dankworth.

All available SNJO concert programme PDFs 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.”
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“An awesome display of unflagging invention, endurance and virtuosity.” - the Irish Times

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.

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