SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA featuring Brian Kellock
It’s time to swing, as the award winning Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with pianist Brian Kellock invite you to celebrate the extraordinary music of three great jazz legends: Count Basie, Duke Ellington and ‘Fats’ Waller. Pivotal to the evolution of 20th Century orchestral jazz, Basie, Ellington and Waller created music that defined an era and left a legacy of wonderful tunes.
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra have chosen a fabulous range of pieces with which to pay their respects and thrill the audience – foot tapping favourites, infectious swing, mellow mood and contemporary jazz – including tracks such as Basie’s wonderful Li’l Darlin’, Kid from Red Bank and Splanky, Ellington’s famous Daybreak Express and Single Petal of a Rose and Waller’s Jitterbug Waltz and Honeysuckle Rose.
Great swing means everything in orchestral jazz and the repertoires of Basie, Ellington and Waller have it in enormous bundles of unbridled joy.