“uplifting, optimistic...evocative and emotional...enchanting and ethereal” - London Jazz News
The Seonaid Aitken Ensemble is led by multi award-winning Scottish jazz violinist, vocalist, composer/arranger and BBC broadcaster Seonaid Aitken.
As one of the rare few female improvising violinists in the UK, Seonaid has brought her love of jazz, classical and folk music together in her original compositions to elevate the violin in the world of contemporary jazz. Her music is inspired by the multi-disciplinary talents of her all-female/non-binary ensemble of hand-picked musicians, including award-winning jazz saxophonist Helena Kay and Scottish folk musician violist Patsy Reid and cellist Alice Allen.
2 June 2024 – Ronnie Scott’s – London – UK – TICKETS
Seonaid’s blurring of genres ensure that a wide audience can engage with her music. Her suite – ‘Chasing Sakura’ – was commissioned by and premiered at Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival in 2021 and the subsequent album went on to be nominated for ‘Best Album’ in the Scottish Jazz Awards and Longlisted (top 20) in the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Awards 2022.
The ensemble has performed at jazz festivals across Scotland including at Glasgow’s premier winter festival Celtic Connections and as a showcase artist at the 2023 Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) Conference in Birmingham
AGENT: Agnese Daverio