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Tommy Smith

“Tommy has a unique sound and approach. I liked it from when I frst heard him play as a student at Berklee.”

Chick Corea

Tommy Smith

Saxophonist, Composer, Educator

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"He is to Scottish Jazz what Robbie Burns was to Scottish Poetry."

Bebop Spoken Here

“One of the important voices in the tenor players of today.”

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Tommy Smith OBE

New Year honor for Tommy Smith

Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith has been awarded an OBE for services to jazz in the 2019 New Year honours list. Edinburgh-born Smith has been a presence on the international jazz scene and a champion of jazz in Scotland since he emerged as a precocious talent in his teens during the 1980s. Following studies at Berklee […]

Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra

Instrumental Tuition

As we hit 10,000 signatures that emphatically oppose the proposed Edinburgh City Council destructive cut of 75% to our Instrumental Tuition Service, we step significantly closer to eventually hearing from a senior Council officer and the evidence they may communicate at a public meeting to whether they will expunge their apathetic overture.

Time and Motion

  Is it really 2015? It seems astonishing that a double of tens have passed since the birth of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, yet here we are. Our story is a compelling one by any measure, and it reads at times like a drama in three acts. First there was the shaky start followed […]

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