Kirkland Performance Center presents...
SRJO Directs SRJO
- Sunday, April 10, 2022 – 2:00 PM
- Adult: $50.00
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 that leadership shine by asking ten individual SRJO members to select, rehearse, and direct the band in a favorite big band classic. Music of Basie, Thad Jones, and Mingus will certainly be represented, and we’ll introduce lots of hidden gems that are sure to become new audience favorites.
If you can’t attend the concert in-person, livestream tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
Seating is limited for this show. Every other row is already blocked off as well as seats between each party.
Please only choose seats that match the amount of your party. For parties 4+ or for ADA seating, please contact us at either email@example.com or 206-523-6159.
We reserve the right to move your seats for social distancing.
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SRJO is the Northwest’s premier big band jazz ensemble. Founded in 1995, the 17-piece big band is made up of the most prominent jazz soloists and band leaders in the greater Seattle area.
The SRJO is 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 SRJO’s 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. This includes works by America’s most famous jazz composers, among them Fletcher Henderson, Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Thad Jones, and of course, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. In addition, the SRJO’s repertoire grows each year as the ensemble adds previously unpublished works to its library.
Recovering jazz classics for performance by the ensemble is accomplished by co-director Michael Brockman, our region’s outstanding practitioner of the art of transcribing lost-to-print composition and arrangement, note for note, from vintage recordings.