Jazz Choir Scotland … the early years!

2016

Jazz Choir Scotland Poster - Oran Mor

June – Glasgow West End Festival

An evening of great jazz songs we all know and love, at Oran Mor, Glasgow. 

The Jazz Choir was led by Outi Smith and accompanied by Jazz Choir Scotland’s house band brilliant The Jim Clelland Trio.

With Special guest vocalist and saxophonist Elliot Murray.


International Jazz Day Logo

April – Unesco International Jazz Day

A jazz workshop on basic jazz singing techniques, led my by jazz singer and saxophonist Elliot Murray.

Followed by Jazz Choir Scotland led by Outi Smith and supported by The Jim Clelland Trio.


Jazz Choir Scotland Poster - Cottiers Theatre

February – Cottiers Theatre

Jazz Choir Scotland presents an afternoon of sunny jazz songs we all know and love.   Featuring the wonderful Music of: Duke Ellington; Antonio Carlos Jobim; Louis Prima; Cole Porter…amongst other Jazz greats. 

The Jazz Harmony Choir was led by their Choir Leader Outi Smith and accompanied by the excellent JCS house band The Jim Clelland Trio


Jazz Choir Scotland Workshop - Elliot Murray

February – Scat Singing Masterclass

Our Jazz Vocal workshop will be led by the Jazz Vocalist and Educator Elliot Murray and will cover an Introduction to Scat Singing plus a Masterclass.

Followed by a concert demonstrating what the attendees have learned.


2015

Jazz Choir Scotland at Lockerbie Jazz Festival

October – Lockerbie Jazz Festival

Jazz Choir Scotland were appearing  at the Lockerbie Jazz Festival for the first time.  Supported by jazz pianist Jim Clelland.  An appreciative audience listened to the choir, enjoying a selection of jazz standards.  


Jazz Choir Scotland Poster - Oran Mor

June – Glasgow West End Festival

Jazz Choir Scotland led by Outi Smith performing an evening concert at Oran Mor in the heart of the West End.   

Special guests Danusa Zaremba, Kenny Patterson and the special talents of the Jim Clelland Trio.

Part of the West End Festival at the Oran Mor in Byres Road, Glasgow.


Jazz Choir Scotland Poster - Southside Festival

May – Glasgow Southside Fringe Festival

An afternoon of great jazz songs from Jazz Choir Scotland led by Outi Smith. 

Special guests performing in Loks were Joni Keen and Kenny Paterson. 

All supported by the Jim Clelland Trio.


Jazz Choir Scotland Poster - Hyndland

January – Hyndland Community Halls

An informal concert of Jazz favourite we all love, featuring Jazz Choir Scotland

Special guests were Jazz Central and Iain Ewing.

All supported by the excellent Jim Clelland Trio.


2014

Jazz Choir Scotland at SECC

October – SECC 50+ Show

A 45 minute set was led by Outi Smith and accompanied by jazz pianist Jim Clelland. 

A demonstration of jazz harmony singing to an enthusiastic crowd.


Jazz Choir Scotland at Callander Jazz and Blues Festival

October – Callander Jazz and Blues Festival

One of Scotland’s friendliest Jazz Festivals, just a short distance from Glasgow.  Jazz Choir Scotland led by Outi Smith and support by Jim Clelland.

Jazz Choir Scotland first official festival appearance.


Jazz Choir Scotland Poster - West End Festival

June – Glasgow West End Festival

Special guests at the event at the University of Glasgow were the Jazz Central Singers (under the musical direction of Richard Lewis) and the warm, distinctive voice of the very lovely Lee Charles.

Jazz Choir Scotland singing some of the great jazz songs we all know and love!  The choir was led by Outi Smith and accompanied by the fabulous Jim Clelland Trio. 


Jazz Choir Scotland Poster - Partick

January – Partick Burgh Halls

Jazz Choir Scotland first concert, showing off all the hard work and dedication of the first session of rehearsals. 

For many members the first singing with a jazz choir and for the audience their first time hearing 4 part jazz harmonies.  Performing were the Jim Clelland Trio, Outi Smith and Laura Whelan.


Jazz Choir Scotland - Celtic Connections

January – Celtic Connections – Support

Jenny Ritter and her band, from British Columbia, singing at the Mitchell Theatre as part of Celtic Connections.  The Jazz Choir Scotland were asked to be backing voices for Jenny and her musicians.


2013

Jazz Choir Scotland Poster - Partick

October – Partick Burgh Halls – First Rehearsal

The founding night of Jazz Choir Scotland.