Concerts postponed

After careful consideration of the rapidly changing situation relating to Covid 19, it has been decided that it would be prudent to postpone the TSYJO concerts due to be played this coming weekend in Glasgow (20 March) and Edinburgh (21 March) to ensure the health and safety of our audiences as well as our musicians… Continue reading Concerts postponed

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Auditions

“Talent, skill, exuberance, verve – the TSYJO showcases these traits in every performance featuring many high flyers from a tremendous wave of young Scottish jazz players.” Audition to join the TSYJO

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Spring 2019 Concerts

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is out on tour in March and delighted to bring you four concerts that will bring alive the energy of jazz and pay tribute to some of the great names of this genre.

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TSYJO December Concerts: Tickets now on Sale!

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is delighted to help start your festive season with two afternoon concerts of swinging jazz.  Playing two new venues for the orchestra, we start in Glasgow at The Renfield Centre and then travel to Leith Theatre in Edinburgh for concerts that will feature a fantastic line up of young musicians.… Continue reading TSYJO December Concerts: Tickets now on Sale!

May 2017: 15th Anniversary Concerts

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is delighted to celebrate the start of their 15th anniversary year with a series of three stunning May concerts.  These will feature a new line up young jazz musicians who demonstrate endless talent and improvisational skills, and will pay tribute to some of the great legendary names in jazz. 

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 students are raring to go and will bring their fabulous sound and improvisational talents. The… Continue reading Concert: 14th November 2015

“Emergence” – TSYJO’s 2nd Album

Established in June 2002, the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra features the very best young jazz musicians from Scotland.  Showcasing endless talent, improvisational skills, exuberance and verve, the orchestra members demonstrate these traits in every performance and play with a collective maturity well beyond their years. With a repertoire that makes no concessions to their… Continue reading “Emergence” – TSYJO’s 2nd Album

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

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 Burton’s mid-1980s quintet, with the vibraphonist producing Step by Step the first of four records… Continue reading “Exploration” – The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Locke

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 but by no means clich’d repertoire that allows members to explore their nascent soloing capabilities… Continue reading The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra “Exploration”