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Saxophone star Tommy Smith opens new Jazz at St James programme

The series of jazz concerts held at St James Scottish Episcopal Church in Leith resumes on Saturday 12 February when saxophonist Tommy Smith plays a solo and unamplified repertoire of tunes drawn from the...

Tommy Smith to play solo concert at St Giles

Saxophonist Tommy Smith realises a long-held ambition when he plays a solo concert in St Giles’ Cathedral on Saturday 17 July.Growing up in Wester Hailes Smith was aware of St Giles’ imposing stature from...

Tommy Smith releases special edition of EVOLUTION

Tommy Smith OBE has launched a new edition of his album Evolution on BandcampThis Special Edition features Scofield, Lovano, Taylor, Patitucci, and Stewart, has 57 extra minutes of new music, runs to almost two...

Orchestra goes online for landmark anniversary concert

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra reaches a significant milestone when it live-streams its twenty-fifth anniversary concert from its website on Saturday 5 December 2020 at 2:30pm.Founded by Edinburgh-born saxophonist and musical director Tommy Smith...

Capital connection finds Elling and SNJO on song

A connection that was made in Edinburgh back in the 1980s flourishes in spectacular style on the new video from the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.Released to coincide with Remembrance Sunday this weekend, Somewhere –...

Tommy Smith thanks the local Bond star

Tommy Smith OBE has a lot to thank Sir Sean Connery for.He told us that he was delighted to read about himself in Mike Wade's article in The Times this week where a...

Singer’s Usher Hall highlight captured on new Scottish National Jazz Orchestra video

Texan rising star singer Jazzmeia Horn made a big impression on Scottish audiences when she appeared with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra on tour last November.And now one of the highlights of her...

American musicians join Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s Mandela tribute

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has turned disappointment into a positive opportunity.Like their fellow musicians around the world, the orchestra, which was founded by its director, Edinburgh-born saxophonist Tommy Smith, has had concerts postponed...

Tommy Smith’s Queen’s Hall concert will showcase young talents

Saxophonist Tommy Smith completes his concert series as part of the Queen’s Hall’s 40th anniversary celebrations on Thursday 19th December with the performance that will make him the most nervous as well as the...


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