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Hello and happy 2020...

Scotland’s National Jazz Orchestra is delighted to be making a return visit to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London next weekend with a fabulous selection of great big band music.

Over two nights and three very different concerts, the SNJO showcases its versatility and invention with their special guests: vocalist Eddi Reader (Fri, 2 shows), Saxophonist Tommy Smith (Sat, 1st show) and pianist Brian Kellock (Sat, 2nd show).

FRI, 24 JAN 2020
doors: 6:00pm* / 10:30pm*
Alba: Songs of Scotland feat. Eddi Reader

SAT, 25 JAN 2020
doors: 6:00pm*
Torah feat. Tommy Smith sold out!

doors: 22:30pm*

The Atomic Mr Basie feat. Brian Kellock

Only few tickets left

* support by Luca Manning with Fergus McCreadie and Matt Carmichael

2020 TSYJO Auditions

“Talent, skill, exuberance, verve - the TSYJO showcases these traits in every performance featuring many high flyers from a tremendous wave of young Scottish jazz players.”

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra invites applications from all experienced improvisers who are able to sight-read, aged between 12 and 24 years. Our ideology is based only on the ability to play rather than to pay. We want to ensure that there are no barriers to participating in Scotland’s finest youth jazz orchestra. Our “free for all” policy requires no financial commitment.

Audition Guidelines and Application

The TSYJO Live

FRI, 20 MAR 2020 8pm
City of Music Studio, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow


SAT, 21 MAR 2020 2:30pm
The Roxy Theatre, Edinburgh


Next SNJO Concert Series

Planet Wave

Celebrate poet Edwin Morgan’s centenary as the SNJO perform the colossal work PLANET WAVE: an extraordinary collaboration between Morgan and composer Tommy Smith.

FRI, 21 FEB 2020 7:30pm
Queen's Hall, Glasgow

SAT, 22 FEB 2020 7:30pm
City Halls, Edinburgh

SUN, 23 FEB 2020 5pm
Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen

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