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This summer National Youth Orchestra of Scotland’s Jazz Orchestra, with special guest artist Jason Singh, present a profusion of cool jazz in two parts visiting Sabhal Mór Ostaig on the Isle of Skye as part of the Skye Festival.
In part one, the orchestra celebrate the music of Joe Zawinul’s ground-breaking group Weather Report.
The 1970s were one of the most exciting periods in jazz and, after the emergence of rock’n’roll, the inevitable fusion of jazz and rock came of age.
It was never more so than in the music of Weather Report, blending grooves and improvisation, through-composed melodies and evolving ensemble textures.
In part two, it is time for something completely different, as the Jazz Orchestra are joined by beatboxer, sound artist and vocal sculptor Jason Singh.
Jason is a composer, solo artist and collaborator who works across a wide range of art forms, music genres, educational practices and sound formats. His work includes sound installations, live film scores and vocal recreations of birdsong for entire forestscapes.
Director of Jazz at NYOS Malcolm Edmonstone has worked closely with Jason to select aspects of his extensive catalogue and arranged these for NYOS Jazz Orchestra and singers.
The challenging yet mouth-watering prospect is at Sabhal Mór Ostaig on Thursday July 19 at 8.30om. For more information, go to http://www.seall.co.uk/events/jyos-jazz-orchestra-summer-tour/