She is the leading light of Rose Room and has been commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, National Theatre of Scotland.

Now, Seonaid Aitken has formed a new super group and for this EJBF commission records at Stockbridge Church, presenting new music fusing folk, jazz and classical.  

Written during lockdown, and while recovering from serious injury, Seonaid’s musical suite ‘Chasing Sakura’ - for string quintet and saxophone/flute - follows the lifespan of the cherry blossom inspired by her time in Japan.

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.


19th July 2021 | 18:00 | 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. 

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Running time approximately 60 mins


Seonaid Aitken - Violin/compositions
Helena Kay - Tenor Sax and Flute
Katrina Lee – Violin
Patsy Reid - Viola  
Alice Allen - Cello
Emma Smith - Double Bass