NYOS Jazz Orchestra Summer Tour with Jason Singh

This summer NYOS Jazz Orchestra presents a profusion of cool jazz over four concerts, in two parts.  In part one, we celebrate the music of Joe Zawinul’s groundbreaking group Weather Report. The 1970s were one of the most exciting periods in jazz, and after the emergence of rock and roll, the inevitable fusion of jazz and rock came of age. 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’s 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 and entire forestscapes.  

Director of Jazz at NYOS Malcolm Edmonstone has worked closely with Jason to select aspects of his extensive creative projects, and arranged these for NYOS Jazz Orchestra and vocalists. A challenging yet mouth-watering prospect, we hope you agree. 

Conductor

Andrew Bain & Malcolm Edmonstone

22 July 2018 / 14:45 at Teviot Row Debating Hall, Edinburgh

Box Office: 0131 473 2000 or visit edinburghjazzfestival.com

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