Tia Fuller with SRJO

May 17, 2022 in

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra welcomes back a full audience (with no seating restrictions) for Tia Fuller with SRJO. We will be joined by international saxophone star Tia Fuller in back-to-back concerts on Saturday, June 18, 2022 (7:30 PM) in the Ilsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya, and Sunday, June 19, 2022 (2:00 PM) at the Kirkland Performance Center. The concerts will […]

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SRJO Directs SRJO

October 19, 2021 in

Join Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 pm as they perform ten pieces selected, rehearsed, and directed by individual members of SRJO. In addition to being virtuoso instrumentalists, nearly every musician in the SRJO has spent years leading his/her own jazz groups in the Seattle scene. In this concert, we let […]

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SRJO: I Got a Right to Sing the Blues

August 7, 2018 in

This season’s “Basie Bash” features several vocalists from the Seattle jazz scene who will share the stage with SRJO in a celebration of Count Basie’s legendary collaborations with many of history’s greatest jazz singers, including Joe Williams, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday.  Sarah Vaughan’s hit, “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues” (as recorded […]

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SRJO: Cubana Be Cubana Bop with special guest Ignacio

August 7, 2018 in

Ignacio Berroa, world-renowned Latin percussionist, joins SRJO to lead the band in a concert of the music of Cuba along with standards of the New York big band world. A super star of the drums, Berroa came to the United States from Cuba as a youth in the 1980s, and played in all the New […]

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SRJO: Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You

August 7, 2018 in

SRJO is joined by special guests (including a local favorite, vocalist Reggie Goings) to celebrate the music and legacy of the great Ray Charles. Affectionately called “The Genius” and “Brother Ray,” he launched his national career with his own big band, the Ray Charles Orchestra, and toured with the group around the globe. This concert […]

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Maria Schneider with SRJO Presented with Earshot Jazz

August 7, 2018 in

World-renowned composer and four-time GRAMMY-winning artist MARIA SCHNEIDER leads the SRJO in a concert of her celebrated works. Schneider’s genre-bending style combines ethereal, layered sounds with full-throated density and unexpected rhythms, and she will lift the performance of the SRJO to new heights with her expressive conducting style. This concert will feature pieces from her […]

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SRJO: A Night at the Village Vanguard

August 7, 2018 in

SRJO celebrates the history and legacy of New York City’s most famous jazz club. This concert will feature the music of Miles Davis, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Cannonball Adderley, Bob Brookmeyer, Gerry Mulligan, and numerous other jazz titans who played and recorded at the Vanguard from its founding in 1935 to the present day.

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SRJO: Brubeck & Desmond – Inseparable

August 8, 2017 in

Composer-pianist Dave Brubeck and alto saxophonist Paul Desmond—the inseparable pair took the jazz world by storm with a special blend of sophisticated swing and a cool attitude. Their style was characterized by a rare blend of inventive writing, virtuosic playing, and use of such modern techniques as odd meters, stark jazz harmonies, and Desmond’s own […]

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SRJO: Dee Daniels – My Favorite Things

August 8, 2017 in

Renowned vocal star of the international stage in performances with symphony orchestras and big bands, Dee Daniels joins the SRJO for a swingin’ concert of her favorite music—from the jazz hits of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn to great American songbook classics by Gershwin, Porter and Kern, plus modern hits and even her own originals. […]

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SRJO with Wycliffe Gordon: The Art of the Trombone

August 8, 2017 in

Affectionately referred to as a “force of nature,” composer and trombonist extraordinaire Wycliffe Gordon joins SRJO for a salute to the great trombonists J.J. Johnson, Sam Nanton, Tommy Dorsey, and more. Gordon is a former member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Sextet, has been a guest artist on Billy Taylor’s […]

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