SYJO SEASON 2013
Places available in SYJO, SYJO Jazz School and SYJO2
Park Mains High School, Erskine, Renfrewshire, Thursday 6th June, 7pm
Young jazzers from schools across Renfrewshire with SYJO. The young musicians have been taking part in SYJO jazz workshops throughout the Spring term, organised by Renfrewshire Council. Tonight’s concert brings them together with the full SYJO orchestra for an evening of hot big band sounds.
Ramshorn Theatre, Wednesday, June 12th, 7p.m. SYJO Jazzschool
SYJO’s weekly Jazzschool brings together some of the most talented young musicians from across the West of Scotland. 2013 has been an exceptional year with several from the group now moving into full time music studies and SYJO’s advanced bands. Hear them here first, as the students end the year on a high note at the Ramshorn.
GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL, Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, Thursday 27th June, 6pm
Spot the future stars of jazz at Glasgow Jazz Festival.
Springboard for many of Scotland’s top jazz names, multi-award winning SYJO returns to Scotland’s premier jazz event with a Rush Hour Festival Special of classic and contemporary favourites. SYJO will be joined for part of the gig by up-and-coming musicians from SYJO Jazzschool, in a lively showcase of Scotland’s best young jazz talent.
Rush Hour Jazz
SYJO returns to City Halls, Glasgow, with several new faces, masses of energy and a great new programme of classic big band numbers and contemporary compositions. What better way to unwind for an hour after work – or wind up for an evening out!
23rd April Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow, 6pm
7th May Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow, 6pm
Jazz Bar, Edinburgh, Sunday 28th April, 3 - 5.30pm
SYJO travels to Scotland’s best known Jazz haunt for a Saturday afternoon of big band favourites.
More to come! Check us out soon for news of gigs in May/June!
MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL - SYJO recently travelled to the Montreux Jazz Festival on the shores of Lake Geneva to give two performances at the Parc Vernex stage. A huge, enthusiastic crowd, Incredible scenery, world class music and atmosphere all combined to make this a very special & memorable event.
INVERCLYDE SCHOOLS JAZZ INITIATIVE - SYJO with Director, Stewart Forbes, delivered a 6 week jazz training programme to Inverclyde musicians in partnership with the Inverclyde Music Service and SYJO musicians.
RENFREWSHIRE YMI JAZZ INITIATIVE - SYJO has been providing jazz training to school musicians in Renfrewshire. The final concert took place in the brand new Park Mains (Erskine) school theatre in March. More Renfrewshire jazz is planned for autumn and winter 2013.
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