Richard Stanbrook was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 10th January 1954. Upon leaving school in 1971, he enlisted in the Army and served with the Royal Corps of Transport Staff-Band. In October 1977, Stanbrook transferred to the Royal Military Academy Band Corps, Sandhurst and was its music arranger until expiry of contract in July 1981. Stylistically, Stanbrook does not belong to any school of ‘ism’ and eschews modernity for its own sake. The language, although tonal, has an uncompromising directness which some listeners have found disturbing.

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Apr
4
Sat
PM Music: Sari Schorr @ Room2, Glasgow
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

In 2016, Sari Schorr first burst onto the Blues-Rock scene with her critically acclaimed debut album, A Force of Nature, produced by iconic British Blues pioneer Mike Vernon (David Bowie, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green).

Apr
5
Sun
John Gourlay: The Pilgrim Way (POSTPONED) @ Lochgelly Centre Theatre
Apr 5 @ 3:30 pm

Fife Youth Concert Band conducted by Ruth Craib

Ticket information from Fife Music Services music.service@fife.gov.uk

Apr
18
Sat
Gemma McGregor: Love Was His Meaning @ Central Hall, Edinburgh
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Gemma McGregor’s Love Was His Meaning for SSA Chorus and harp will be performed by the National Youth Choir of Scotland

at Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BP on 18th April 2020 from 15 – 16:30pm.

Love Was His Meaning, for SSA Chorus and harp, was commissioned by the Multitude of Voyces as one of a set of four choral pieces by women composers that set verses from the Revelations of Divine Love by 14th century mystic, Dame Julian of Norwich. The other three composers are Hilary Campbell, Carol J. Jones and Judith Weir. This set of pieces are due for publication by Multitude of Voyces in an anthology of sacred music by women in November 2020.

PM Music: The Sharpeez @ Room2
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
24
Fri
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Pop!Rock!Soul! @ The Queen's Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

Award-winning vibraphonist Joe Locke and vocalist extraordinaire Kenny Washington join the SNJO once again to play a fabulous selection of tracks taken from the modern American songbook – a rich and weighty tome running to several volumes of wonderfully popular songs.

Singer-songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel and Bill Withers brought heartfelt soul music to their work, while artists and performers like Earth, Wind & Fire, Led Zeppelin, Heart and Steely Dan showered their enduring recordings with jazz, funk, orchestral and eclectic ornamentation. The platinum success of their gold-plated careers is in no small part due to the availability of jazz music and jazz masters as a fountainhead of knowledge, artistry and intellect.

SNJO: Pop! Rock! Soul! @ Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

Award-winning vibraphonist Joe Locke and vocalist extraordinaire Kenny Washington join the SNJO once again to play a fabulous selection of tracks taken from the modern American songbook – a rich and weighty tome running to several volumes of wonderfully popular songs.

Singer-songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel and Bill Withers brought heartfelt soul music to their work, while artists and performers like Earth, Wind & Fire, Led Zeppelin, Heart and Steely Dan showered their enduring recordings with jazz, funk, orchestral and eclectic ornamentation. The platinum success of their gold-plated careers is in no small part due to the availability of jazz music and jazz masters as a fountainhead of knowledge, artistry and intellect.

Apr
25
Sat
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Pop!Rock!Soul! @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

Award-winning vibraphonist Joe Locke and vocalist extraordinaire Kenny Washington join the SNJO once again to play a fabulous selection of tracks taken from the modern American songbook – a rich and weighty tome running to several volumes of wonderfully popular songs.

Singer-songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel and Bill Withers brought heartfelt soul music to their work, while artists and performers like Earth, Wind & Fire, Led Zeppelin, Heart and Steely Dan showered their enduring recordings with jazz, funk, orchestral and eclectic ornamentation. The platinum success of their gold-plated careers is in no small part due to the availability of jazz music and jazz masters as a fountainhead of knowledge, artistry and intellect.

SNJO: Pop! Rock! Soul! @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

Award-winning master vibraphonist Joe Locke and vocalist extraordinaire Kenny Washington join the SNJO once again to play a fabulous selection of tracks taken from the modern American songbook – a rich and weighty tome running to several volumes of wonderfully popular songs.

Singer-songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Joni Mitchell brought heartfelt soul music to their work, while artists and performers like Earth, Wind & Fire, Led  Zeppelin and Steely Dan showered their enduring recordings with jazz, funk, orchestral and eclectic ornamentation. The platinum success of their gold-plated careers is in no small part due to the availability of jazz music and jazz masters as a fountainhead of knowledge, artistry and intellect.

***  Free pre-concert talk at 6.45 ***

Apr
26
Sun
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Pop!Rock!Soul! @ Caird Hall
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with guests Joe Locke and Kenny Washington

Award-winning master vibraphonist Joe Locke and vocalist extraordinaire Kenny Washington join the SNJO once again to play a fabulous selection of tracks taken from the modern American songbook – a rich and weighty tome running to several volumes of wonderfully popular songs.

Singer-songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Bill Withers brought heartfelt soul music to their work, while artists and performers like Earth, Wind & Fire, Led Zeppelin and Steely Dan showered their enduring recordings with jazz, funk, orchestral and eclectic ornamentation. The platinum success of their gold-plated careers is in no small part due to the availability of jazz music and jazz masters as a fountainhead of knowledge, artistry and intellect.

The SNJO and their guests will take this music into their care and re-apply generous brushstrokes of improvisation through newly commissioned arrangements to create new melodic patterns and textures from comfortably familiar musical imagery.

SNJO: Pop! Rock! Soul! @ Caird Hall, Dundee
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm

Award-winning master vibraphonist Joe Locke and vocalist extraordinaire Kenny Washington join the SNJO once again to play a fabulous selection of tracks taken from the modern American songbook – a rich and weighty tome running to several volumes of wonderfully popular songs.

Singer-songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Bill Withers brought heartfelt soul music to their work, while artists and performers like Earth, Wind & Fire, Led Zeppelin and Steely Dan showered their enduring recordings with jazz, funk, orchestral and eclectic ornamentation. The platinum success of their gold-plated careers is in no small part due to the availability of jazz music and jazz masters as a fountainhead of knowledge, artistry and intellect.

The SNJO and their guests will take this music into their care and re-apply generous brushstrokes of improvisation through newly commissioned arrangements to create new melodic patterns and textures from comfortably familiar musical imagery.

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