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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Antonio Carlos Jobim was the foremost composer of authentic Brazilian bossa nova and samba-derived, popular jazz music. His crossover projects with Stan Getz made him a household name and boosted the eclectic credentials of his more famous American collaborators. Jazz musicians have long been influenced by Getz, Jobim and their cohort. Few are better placed than saxophonist Tommy Smith, Brazilian guitarist Mario Caribe, and vocalist Irini Arabatzi to articulate the aspirational and escapist nature of this cool, soft, sinuous and sensual music.

Jazz musicians have long been influenced by Getz, Jobim and their cohort. Few are better placed than saxophonist Tommy Smith, Brazilian guitarist Mario Caribe, and vocalist Irini Arabatzi to articulate the aspirational and escapist nature of this cool, soft, sinuous and sensual music.

Jazz pianist Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller has been immortalized in print, on record, on screen and even as an animated cartoon. His status as an influential, game-changing composer and instrumentalist will be lovingly restored as the SNJO visits Waller’s popular repertoire. Moreover, few pianists are more qualified to bring fresh interpretations to Waller’s challenging innovations than Scotland’s Brian Kellock.

Antonio Carlos Jobim & Fats Waller
featuring Tommy Smith, Mario Caribe, Irini Arabatzi & Brian Kellock

arranged & orchestrated by Bill Dobbins

May 3rd:  Perth Concert Hall:  Click to book

May 4th:  Glasgow New Auditorium:   Click to book

May 5th:  Edinburgh Usher Hall:  Click to book