Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) directed by Tommy Smith

Friday 25th January 2019 - Saturday 26th January 2019
Dates: Friday 25th January - Saturday 26th January Ticket Prices: £30.00 - £50.00 Book Your Tickets
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Dates:

Friday 25th January 2019
- Saturday 26th January 2019

Doors open time

First House
18:00

Second House
22:30

Ticket Prices:

£30.00 - £50.00

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Presenting two unique shows, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) is one of Europe’s foremost contemporary big banda, winning the Best Big Band 2017 for the British Jazz Awards. 

Friday 25th January 2019

Alba: Songs of Scotland

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith and special guest singer Eddi Reader light up London’s premier jazz venue with brilliant Scots balladry and vivid, luminous jazz

This special Burns’ Night performance features the SNJO at their evocative best as they celebrate the immortal bard and revel in the resilience of traditional music. Eddi Reader is a versatile singer who brings great warmth to unique interpretations of Robert Burns’ most famous verses and their traditional settings. The show also features other priceless treasures such as My Love Is Like A Red, Red RoseCharlie is my Darling, and the polished gem that is Ae Fond Kiss. Join the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra to recall the heartfelt music of home through the prism of stellar, contemporary arrangements and soul-stirring, modern jazz.

Line-up:

Artistic Director & Saxophonist - Tommy Smith

Special Guest - Eddi Reader

Trumpets - Jim Davison, Tom Macniven, Lorne Cowieson

Trombones - Kieran McLeod, Michael Owers

Reeds - Konrad Wiszniewski, Martin Kershaw, Paul Towndrow, & Bill Fleming

Piano - Steve Hamilton

Bass - Calum Gourlay   

Drums - Alyn Cosker

 

Saturday 26th January 2019

Peter and the Wolf  

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra invites you to enjoy new swinging big-band jazz interpretations of Prokofiev’s popular classical work: Peter & the Wolf. 

Conducted by Tommy Smith with actor Tam Dean Burn as guest narrator. 

Sergei Prokofiev’s cautionary fable is retold in the language of jazz by one of the nation’s most daring and imaginative big bands. Combining virtuosity and ingenuity with striking theatricality, this is a delightful collision between folk tale and big-band swing with the music woven around the expressive dialogue adapted by former Scots Makar, Liz Lochhead, and delivered with eye-rolling loquaciousness by Tam Dean Burn. Full of fresh ideas, Tommy Smith’s orchestration remains true to the composer’s much-loved musical characterizations and is energized by the creation of new inventive ideas inspired by Prokofiev’s richly ingenuous score. Widely praised for its sly wit and meticulous musicianship, the SNJO’s Peter and the Wolf is a treat at any time of the year.

a double bill that combines virtuosity and ingenuity with unadulterated theatricality … in a delightful collision between folk tale and big-band swing …”   (*****  The Scotsman).

 “…at full power…Full of wit… and they swung. Hugely entertaining” (On The Beat).

Line-up:

Artistic Director & Saxophonist - Tommy Smith

Actor – Tam Dean Burn

Trumpets - Jim Davison, Sean Gibbs, Tom Macniven, Lorne Cowieson

Trombones - Kieran McLeod, Liam Shortall, Michael Owers

Woodwinds – Gareth Lockrane, Konrad Wiszniewski, Martin Kershaw, Paul Towndrow, & Bill Fleming

Piano – Pete Johnstone

Bass - Calum Gourlay   

Drums - Alyn Cosker

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+SUPPORT: MATTHEW READ TRIO

Line-up:

Benedict Wood – Guitar

Arthur Newell – Drums

Matthew Read – Double Bass

Formed in 2015, the Matthew Read Trio brings together three like-minded approaches for music making, creating an exciting new performance every time they play. Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Paul Motian and many more, MRT brings a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio. After the launch of their first album Anecdotes in early 2016, the trio return playing a brand new set of melody-driven original compositions. The Matthew Read Trio will be launching their much anticipated second album Anecdotes Volume 2 with a UK-wide tour in February.

“Proof indeed that the British Jazz scene at the moment is in incredible form” - Chris Philips, Jazz FM

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Dates: Friday 25th January - Saturday 26th January Ticket Prices: £30.00 - £50.00 Book Your Tickets
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