Mark Hendry: Symbiosis

A phenomenal new talent on the Scottish scene, Hendry writes compelling and lyrical music.

EJBF21 has commissioned him to write music about the threats to our environment focusing on the human connection to the natural world. Symbiosis delivers a blend of classical music and jazz that takes you on a journey around our beautiful and increasingly fragile planet. Using a mixture of filmed footage, abstract animation, archive footage, and CGI, the music will be accompanied by stunning projections of the natural world. 

For this world premiere, Hendry’s band will include pianist Fergus McCreadie, singer Irini Arabatzi and visual creative Ross Blair. 

An EJBF Commission | Supported by Scottish Jazz EXPO

Check out the EJBF21 Festival Pass and get access to all 42 online concerts, plus a host of extra content with our 'In Conversation with...' and 'Jazz From Around the World' series for just £40!

The Festival Pass is only available to purchase until 5pm on Monday 5 July 2021.


25th July 2021 | 19:00 | 60 min
Online Event
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You can book online or by calling 0131 226 0019 between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday. 

The link to the stream will be sent to you one hour before it goes live. If you have not received your link 45 minutes before the start time, please check your junk/spam folder. If it’s not there, please email

Running time approximately 60 mins


Irini Arabatzi - vocals
Bernadette Kellermann - Violin
Matthew Carmichael - Tenor Saxophone 
Mark Hendry - Double Bass/Compositions
Fergus McCreadie - Piano
Greg Irons - Drums
Ross Blair/Projection Club Arts Collective - Visual Creative & Projection Mapping