Edinburgh EH1 2EA
Itâ€™s time to swing again, as the SNJOÂ celebrates jazz legends Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
Pivotal toÂ the evolution of orchestral jazz,Â Basie andÂ EllingtonÂ created music that defined an era and the SNJO have chosen to feature two of their landmark albums,Â The Atomic Mr BasieÂ and Ellington’sÂ Black, Brown &Â Being.
Playing these suites in full for the first time in their 23year history, this fabulous SNJO programme will set feet tapping with infectious swing, or soothe with mellow melody.Â Tracks will include Basieâ€™s wonderfulÂ Li’l Darlin’, Kid from Red BankÂ and SplankyÂ as well as Ellingtonâ€™s famousÂ Work SongÂ andÂ Come Sunday.Â Once more, Scotlandâ€™s National Jazz Orchestra offers audiences a wonderful evening of music not to be missed!
Great swing means everything in orchestral jazz and these repertoires of Count Basie and Duke Ellington have it inÂ enormous bundles of unbridled joy.