The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) is considered by
many to be one of the UK’s foremost contemporary big bands.
Founder/Director and leading saxophonist Tommy Smith
established the SNJO in 1995 with a crystal clear artistic vision
and core values of versatility, discipline and expression.
Since its inception more than twenty years ago, many of the
leading lights in world jazz have enthusiastically shared the
stage with the SNJO. People like Gary Burton, Arild Andersen,
Branford Marsalis, Joe Locke, Makoto Ozone, Mike Stern and Kurt
Elling have all joined the orchestra to explore virtually every
room in the house of jazz.
The SNJO’s diverse repertoire has included re-imaginings of
works by the great, the good and the gigantic, including Basie,
Mingus, Monk, Miles and Coltrane