Seonaid Aitken With String Quartet

8.30pm
Wed 3 Apr - Thu 4 Apr 2019
An Tobar
£14/£12

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Two-time Scottish Jazz Award-winning vocalist, virtuoso violinist, orchestral arranger and BBC broadcaster Seonaid Aitken is joined by a string quartet to perform her debut solo jazz album ‘What Is This Thing Called Love?'

Join us for Seonaid’s cinematic orchestrations of Great American Songbook favourites, Jazz standards, Scottish songs and popular classics. Well known on the Scottish Jazz scene with her award-winning band Rose Room (Best Band 2018 - Scottish Jazz Awards), Seonaid has also sung and played with jazz greats Martin Taylor MBE and the Tim Kliphuis Sextet as well as being a regular with the orchestra of Scottish Opera for 18 years. As an arranger she has been commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC/Richard Curtis’s film ‘Esio Trot’ and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers among others.

Seonaid has been inspired by unique collaborations with Scotland’s finest musicians - a 26-piece string orchestra including harp - and her styles of orchestration will include flavours of the 1930s Golden Era, MGM musicals, Cinematic soundtracks, Broadway pizzazz, Argentine Tango and a novel piece in pizzicato! Songs will include: ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love’, ‘Misty’, ‘The Man I Love’, ‘Ae Fond Kiss’, ‘Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye’, Songbird’ and ‘What Is This Thing Called Love?’