Seonaid Aitken is a violinist, vocalist, composer/orchestrator and broadcaster from Glenrothes. She performs with her award-winning Gypsy Jazz band Rose Room as well as a guest with the Tim Kliphuis Sextet, Martin Taylor MBE and Swing 2022. She was awarded ‘Best Vocalist’ twice at the Scottish Jazz Awards and presents ‘Jazz Nights’ on BBC Radio Scotland.

In Japan, the cherry blossom (sakura) is widely celebrated. It is symbolic of rebirth – but is also a reminder of the impermanence of life.  Seonaid’s musical suite ‘Chasing Sakura’ – originally commissioned by Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival in 2021 – was written for a hand-picked ensemble of string quintet and sax/flute. Featuring cross-genre and improvising musicians, it follows the lifespan of the cherry blossom and explores the themes of a fleeting but beautiful life, lived to the fullest.

Seonaid also pays homage to her favourite jazz vocalist – the iconic Ella Fitzgerald – by exploring the Great American Songbook with selections from her 2019 album ‘What Is This Thing Called Love?’.

Concert presented in association with Kirkcaldy Music Society. Tickets £14 from Brownpapertickets (booking fee for online tickets) or pay at the door CASH ONLY. PLEASE NOTE REVISED START TIME 7.30 pm. Tickets can be reserved for payment at the door via


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