All four musicians are graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s jazz course .
The group is the latest instalment of the Going Dutch project, which is continuing to promote jazz musicians from the Netherlands across the UK and Ireland during 2019.
As well as arranging for strings, in recent years Towndrow has gained a lot of experience in composing for large-scale projects.
The ensemble takes its cue from its late founder, pianist Misha Mengelberg, who died in 2017.
The group has had rave responses from audiences, promoters, reviewers and fellow musicians alike.
Macdonald still doesn’t know what caused the injury that left her unable to blow her saxophone.
Toronto-based Davis formed SymphRONica in 2003, initially using diverse line-ups including jazz trio and full symphony orchestra, before settling on the current octet.
The group’s visit to Scotland is being supported by Going Dutch, the programme that is bringing musicians from the Netherlands to the UK and Ireland over the next eighteen months.
It is first time the two musicians have played together as a duo since they appeared at Celtic Connections in January.
His music is influenced by the Scottish landscape and musical tradition as well as the American and European jazz scenes.