Square One Press: October Tour and Debut Album Release

The Music Flag was originally engaged to produce a press release and band bio for this sparkling, new jazz quartet around the time of their first EP. We must have done something right because guitarist Joe Williamson asked us back to produce press releases for the group’s debut album In Motion and the UK tour in support of the new…

Modern Jacobite Press Release Download

Tommy Smith (tenor saxophone)/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBCSSO) conducted by Clark Rundell with orchestrations by Tommy Smith. Recorded on 28th and 29th May 2015 at City Halls, Glasgow Mixed on 25th and 26th October at Rainbow Studios in Oslo by Tommy Smith and Jan Erik Kongshaug. Release Date: 26th August 2016 (Spartacus Records) Leading European jazz saxophonist, composer and educator…

Tommy Smith with The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra ‘Modern Jacobite’

Later this year, solo saxophonist Tommy Smith with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will release ‘Modern Jacobite’, a CD containing a new symphonic work entitled ‘Jacobite‘, alongside fresh interpretations of pieces by Rachmaninoff and American composer Chick Corea. The Music Flag would love to hear from informed music commentators, particularly those who are interested in cross genre recordings, who may…

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Press Materials and Programme Notes

Recent work for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has included press materials and programme notes for the spring concert series that began with the music of jazz guitarist Mike Stern and continued with the recent concerts showcasing the music of Dave Brubeck. Upcoming events include a tasty progamme of the music of funk-jazz-fusion legends Steps Ahead, and an absorbing evening…

Simon Thacker’s Svara Kanti Press Release

Simon Thacker is a leading classical guitarist from Edinburgh who is interested in new soundworlds created from imaginative and innovative ideas about global relationships in music. His Svara Kanti project is emblematic of Scotland’s current internationalist outlook, and it’s no surprise that his work has now featured twice at the Made in Scotland showcase during Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe. This particular…

Aaron Wright Video Interview

The Music Flag produced and directed this interview with Edinburgh singer-songwriter Aaron Wright talking to 1320Radio about his new album ‘Flying Machine’ – out now on DSet Records. This exclusive interview took place on the 19th century training ship Frigate Unicorn berthed at Dundee. Aaron Wright is one of Scotland’s most popular performers with a rare gift for producing grown-up…

“The Name’s Bond…..” Fundraising Event”

The Music Flag created both text and graphic versions of the press release for “The Name’s Bond…”, a full-on musical showcase of the biggest and best themes from the iconic James Bond movie series. A big band and orchestra backed four different singers in a lavish presentation adorned by some very elegant dancers taking the role of the enduring Bond…

A Ticket to Infinity – our press release (+) for Inner Space Music

Loz Speyer is a trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader and educator who has been creating innovative jazz music and bringing it to as wide an audience as possible for almost thirty years. His career as an independent musician began in 1987, working first in small groups and subsequently as a founder member of the ambitious 12-piece ensemble Rare Mix. Since 2003,…

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra/Makoto Ozone Jeunehomme Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 K.271 (2015) – ‘Jeunehomme’

Michael Clark has been working closely with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) for about three years writing press releases, programme notes, brochure text and web copy. He has also writing liner notes for two of the orchestra’s most recent recordings – American Adventure (2014) and Jeunehomme Mozart Piano Concerto¬† No. 9 K.271 (2015). It has been a privilege to…