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The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

22 April 2018 at 7:30pm

Directed by Tommy Smith - A double programme of great Jazz

Kenny Wheeler’s Sweet Sister Suite featuring Laura Jurd and The Music of Mary Lou Williams

The specially commissioned Sweet Sister Suite was composed by the late Kenny Wheeler for the SNJO in 1997 with parts for trumpet and voice alongside improvised elements from other members of the orchestra.

The SNJO are delighted to perform this wonderful music again with guest trumpet player, Laura Jurd and to contrast it completely with music by one of the most admired and respected women in jazz history, composer and arranger extraordinaire, Mary Lou Williams.

This programme exemplifies the experimental juxtaposition of markedly different kinds of jazz to show the continuity of the form and its startling capacity for reinvention. Wheeler and Williams were career jazz musicians who belonged to quite different eras but they both created jazz music with purpose, vision and emotional resonance that marked their respective jazz times.

Websites www.snjo.co.uk  www.laurajurd.com
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The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Event The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Date 22 April 2018 at 7:30pm
Tickets Tables £24, Pews £22.50, SNJO Youth Card £5 Concessions: Tables £22.50, Pews £21, Schoolchildren with adult free

Plus £1 transaction fee for entire booking if purchased via telephone, post or online.
The Queen’s Hall Tickets & Information: 0131 668 2019