Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents...
Maria Schneider with SRJO Presented with Earshot Jazz
- Sunday, November 4, 2018 – 2:00PM
- Adult: $55.00
- Youth: $20.00
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 many top-selling albums, including “Hang Gliding,” “Last Season” and “Dance You Monster to My Soft Song.”
Presented in partnership with Earshot Jazz, part of the 2018 Earshot Jazz Festival.
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