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!

Autumn Jazz with the TSYJO: Tickets now on Sale!

We are delighted to announce the first of our new autumn season concerts with the  Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra and some fabulous afternoon jazz for the autumn. We are returning to the Drygate in Glasgow on Sunday 14th October at 1430 and to a new venue for us, the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh at 1400 on Saturday… Continue reading Autumn Jazz with the TSYJO: Tickets now on Sale!

Spring Tour Tickets now on Sale!
10+11 March & 19+20 May 2018

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra is delighted to offer four stunning concerts this Spring that build on the marvellous performances that they played last year in some great new venues.  At times there were more than 30 musicians on stage, and the incredible sound and improvisational talent nearly blew the audience away!  Our Spring concerts… Continue reading Spring Tour Tickets now on Sale!
10+11 March & 19+20 May 2018

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 as these gifted players, under the direction of Scotland’s most distinguished jazz musician, Tommy Smith… Continue reading TSYJO perform at ISME Conference, Glasgow 2016

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

“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”