WHAT'S ON / Scottish National Jazz Orchestra - The Spirit of the Duke
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra return to The Queen's Hall to reprise their masterful tribute to the life and legacy of Duke Ellington.
Edward Kennedy Ellington was a unique contributor to 20th century music. Composer, pianist, band leader - he reached out and touched a worldwide audience in a fashion that may never be equalled. His music was evocative and emotional, richly textured in mood, lyrical simplicity through to dense complexity. There were songs and suites, tone poems and the blues.
Ellington's legacy is vast, covering six decades and all types of jazz composition. Scottish National Jazz Orchestra - winners of Best Jazz Ensemble at the 2012 UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards - have chosen a variety of pieces spanning Ellington's output with which to pay their respects.
"an exhilarating re-enactment of Ellington... Tommy Smith has turned his country's national jazz orchestra into a world-class outfit" (The Guardian)
This performance has been made possible with funding from Made in Scotland