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 fulfill these tasks which have now extended to include promotional work for the American release of Jeunehomme. This has involved a lot of activity on social media but it has also meant researching and contacting jazz writers, commentators and radio stations in the USA. As a result of this work, we have accumulated a lot of knowledge about the current growth and diversity of the jazz in the United States. Jazz may not sell as many recordings as mainstream music, but it is still immensely popular and an extremely competitive arena.
The SNJO produces great media content and that makes working with them such a pleasure. However, they mainly make fabulous music that everyone should hear, especially in performance. The orchestra was founded by Tommy Smith in 1995 and the twentieth anniversary celebrations have provided memorable concert experiences for their fans with guest appearances by Kurt Elling, Eddi Reader and the wonderful Benny Golson.
The end of year show in November will showcase the music of Glenn Miller in a warmly affectionate portrait of the much-loved bandleader.
For more information on the SNJO visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. See you there!
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