Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents...
SRJO: Bill Holman The Composer’s Composer
- Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 2:00PM
- Adult: $48.00
- Senior: $45.00
- Youth: $15.00
Celebrated NEA Jazz Master Bill Holman leads the SRJO in a concert of his most famous works written for the bands of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Count Basie and more. Holman is considered by jazz musicians and fans alike to be one of America’s leading composers. The concert will also feature some of Holman’s recent works from his own recordings of the last 20 years. The concerts will include Holman’s fantastic arrangements of “Flirt,” “Just Friends” and “Stompin’ at the Savoy.”
The award-winning, 17-piece Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) is the Northwest’s premier big band jazz ensemble, co-directed by drummer Clarence Acox, nationally recognized director of bands at Seattle’s Garfield High School, and saxophonist/arranger Michael Brockman, long-time faculty member at the University of Washington School of Music.
The ensemble includes many of the region’s best-loved jazz soloists and bandleaders, and their extensive and growing repertoire is drawn from the 100-year history of jazz, from turn-of-the-20th century ragtime to turn-of-the-21st century avant-garde.
Recently, the cities of Seattle and Kirkland and the state of Washington proclaimed October 4th “Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Day” in honor of the organization’s achievements. Their newest compact disc, “Benny Carter’s Kansas City Suite,” which features narration from Clarence Acox and a performance by the late Hadley Caliman, was released in November 2014 and has already achieved wide sales throughout the region. For more information about the SRJO, visit srjo.org.
Genre Tags: Jazz