September 20, 2019

JAZZ RE-IMAGINED: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY

The SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA is joined by Bill Evans on a musical expedition across America from north to south, east to west and all points in-between. Along the way, jazz meets up with bluegrass, soul, funk and fusion to make a beautiful noise on a road trip to remember. 

Long-time SNJO collaborator Bill Evans is well known for conducting experimental marriages between firmly established but quite distinct forms of American music. His portmanteau projects have included such unlikely bedfellows as soul and bluegrass, and jazz and country music. Here he is reunited with the SNJO to perform a new programme of wild-at-heart, cross-genre music in the true spirit of the west. It may sound a little like a shotgun wedding to the ears of conservative purists, but the music is guaranteed to raise the bar high for courageous modern music.

FRI, 27 SEP 2019 | EDINBURGH at Queen’s Hall

SAT, 28 SEP 2019 | GLASGOW at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (New Auditorium)

SUN, 29 SEP 2019 | ABERDEEN at Aberdeen Music Hall

September 24, 2016

Bill Evans with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Beauty and the Beast / by Tommy Smith

New Release! Beauty and the Beast from the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra by Tommy Smith, featuring special guest saxophonist… yours truly :) Recorded live in Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland, on May 22nd, 2011. Tommy is a present day renaissance man! Not only an amazing writer and arranger but an incredible saxophonist. Download your copy today! 53 minutes of awesome LOL :)