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

Apr
27
Thu
John Gourlay: Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society @ Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
John Gourlay
    – Five Joan Eardley Pictures
    – Aquarelle
    – Lithoglyph
    – Impasto
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street, Edinburgh
May
2
Tue
John Gourlay: Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society @ Kirkcaldy Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
John Gourlay
    – Aquarelle
    – Lithoglyph
    – Impasto
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society – KOS Extra