THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA presents
IN THE SPIRIT OF DUKE
directed by TOMMY SMITH
Known as The Duke, Edward Kennedy Ellington is considered amongst the world’s greatest jazz musicians and composers with a musical legacy covering six decades. He reached out and touched a worldwide audience in a fashion that may never be equalled with music that was evocative, emotional, and richly textured in mood.
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has chosen a fabulous programme of foot tapping favourites, infectious swing, mellow mood, and contemporary jazz to inspire and entertain all. Great tunes such as Mood Indigo or Caravan will alternate with less familiar pieces, but all are guaranteed to produce an evening not to be missed!
“It's an exhilarating re-enactment of Ellington.” – Guardian
“It is testimony to both the band and the music that it all emerged sounding freshly-minted.” – The Scotsman