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The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
NEW WAVES: ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM / FATS WALLER
featuring Tommy Smith, Irini Arabatzi, Mario Caribe & Brian Kellock arranged and orchestrated by Bill Dobbins
The SNJO invite you to celebrate the extraordinary music of two legendary names in 20th Century music: the inimitable Antonio Carlos Jobim and the irrepressible ‘Fats’ Waller.
Antonio Carlos Jobim was the foremost composer of authentic Brazilian bossa nova and samba styled popular jazz, and his crossover projects with Stan Getz made him a household name. Jazz musicians have long been influenced by their music and few are better placed than saxophonist Tommy Smith, Brazilian guitarist Mario Caribe, and vocalist Irini Arabatzi alongside the SNJO to articulate the aspirational and escapist nature of this cool, soft, and sinuous music.
The jazz pianist Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller has been immortalized in print, on record and screen and was an influential, game-changing composer and instrumentalist. He will be lovingly restored as the SNJO visits Waller’s popular repertoire. Few pianists are more qualified to bring fresh interpretations to Waller’s challenging innovations than Scotland’s Brian Kellock.
Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY