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TSYJO November Concerts – Tickets now on Sale !

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is delighted to continue celebrating  their 15th anniversary year with four more stunning concerts in November.  Featuring young jazz musicians who demonstrate endless talent and improvisational skills, they will pay tribute to some of the great legendary names … Read more

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Effervescence

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TSYJO perform at ISME Conference, Glasgow 2016

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is delighted to be playing for the 2016 ISME Conference in Glasgow this week on Thursday 28th July. Demonstrating endless talent, improvisational skills, exuberance and verve, the future for jazz in Scotland is assured … Read more

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Concert: 14th November 2015

We are delighted to announce that the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra will be once again be performing in concert on Saturday 14th November, 2015 in Glasgow at 2pm Saturday 14th November, 2015 in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s new Auditorium starting at 2pm. The … Read more

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Emergence

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Exploration

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“Exploration” – The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Locke

Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra "Exploration"

At a time when the oral jazz tradition is in increasing jeopardy, you’ve got to admire Tommy Smith. Berklee schooled in the 1980s, the Scottish saxophonist had a promising career in the United States. He was a member of Gary … Read more

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The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra “Exploration”

Featuring special guest Joe Locke on vibes – who seizes the attention with every solo, such is his unbridled vigour and tumultuous energy – this album puts Tommy Smith’s young jazz orchestra through its paces courtesy of a sensibly chosen … Read more

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Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra: Exploration

**** (4 stars) SAXOPHONIST Tommy Smith launched this big band, at his own expense, in 2002 to help foster the cream of young Scottish jazz talent, and their debut recording amply illustrates the depth of that talent. Bolstered by some … Read more

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Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra / Joe Locke, “Exploration”

Tommy Smith knows all about youth jazz – he was a teenage saxophone prodigy himself, on the road with vibes star Gary Burton when barely out of school. Smith has been running an ambitious youth orchestra in Scotland for years, … Read more

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