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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 […]

SNJO Tommy Smith - Peter And The Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

About the album PETER AND THE WOLF by Sergei Prokofiev featuring Tam Dean Burn (actor) & Makoto Ozone (piano) Text Adapted by Liz Lochhead Music Arranged, Orchestrated and Conducted by Tommy Smith The music and narrative are continuous Yvonne Robertson (flute), Martin Kershaw, Paul Towndrow, Konrad Wiszniewski, Bill Fleming (saxophones) James Davison, Sean Gibbs, Tom MacNiven, Lorne Cowieson (trumpets) Chris Greive, Liam […]

Kenny Wheeler’s Sweet Sister Suite

Kenny Wheeler’s Sweet Sister Suite

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In-house Science

In-house Science

About the album CreditsDesign – Sascha KleisDouble Bass – Arild AndersenDrums – Paolo VinacciaEngineer [Recording (ORF)] – Alois HummerMixed By [Mixing], Mastered By [Mastering] – Arild Andersen, Jan Erik KongshaugMusic By – Arild AndersenPhotography By [Cover Photo] – Jan KrickePhotography By [Liner Photos] – Derek Clark (5)Producer [Recording Producer (ORF)] – Michael RadanovicsTenor Saxophone – Tommy Smith NotesConcert recording by ORF, September 29, 2016at Jazzfreunde Bad Ischl (PKS Villa Rothstein), AustriaAN ORF recording (Radio Österreich 1) […]

Tommy Smith - Modern Jacobite

Modern Jacobite

About the album Leading European jazz saxophonist, composer and educator Tommy Smith boldly breaks new ground with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on ‘Modern Jacobite’, an exceptional recording featuring his symphonic work “Jacobite”, alongside personal re-imaginings of Rachmaninoff and Chick Corea. The centrepiece of this striking album is an evocative painting in music, ‘Jacobite’. Tommy […]

Effervescence

Effervescence

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Beauty And The Beast

Beauty And The Beast

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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 […]

Jeunehomme: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 K-271

Jeunehomme: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 K-271

About the album The SNJO are delighted to announce that our latest CD,  JEUNEHOMME featuring pianist Makoto Ozone has just been released on the Spartacus Record label. An air of great anticipation surrounded the premiere of Makoto Ozone’s very special arrangement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 9th Piano Concerto for The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. This universally popular work, known familiarly as Jeunehomme is […]