Born in Edinburgh, John Gourlay was educated at the Royal High School and the University of Edinburgh, then trained and worked as a teacher before spending three years at the University of York studying the music of Luciano Berio. As a lecturer at Glasgow Arts Centre (1983-92) he developed an interest in jazz education and, returning to school teaching, set up the Strathclyde Arts Centre Jazz Band and Workshop and tutored on the first National Youth Orchestra of Scotland jazz courses.

Calendar

Nov
29
Thu
John Gourlay: Now fades the glimmering landscape @ Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm

Composers’ Orchestra Presents an evening of new music by living composers at the Reid Hall. Free entry.

Dec
16
Sun
John Gourlay: The Tale of the Red Etin @ Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society – Fact and Fiction 2: Winter
conducted by Graeme Wilson
John Gourlay: The Tale of the Red Etin @ Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society – Fact and Fiction 2: Winter
conducted by Graeme Wilson