Kirkland Performance Center presents...
SRJO Plays Horace Silver
- Sunday, November 7, 2021 – 2:00 PM
- Adult: $25.00
While the in-person concert is sold out, tickets to the livestream are still available.
Join Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra on Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 pm as they open their 2021-2022 season with a livestream concert featuring Horace Silver, who first achieved international fame as a member of the Jazz Messengers, and then went on to lead his own groups.
Silver is featured on dozens of recordings for the Blue Note, Verve, Impulse and Columbia labels that have long been considered classics of jazz, and SRJO has selected the very best of them to play as exciting big band arrangements, including such hits as Song for My Father, Ecaroh, Room 608, Sister Sadie, Señor Blues, and The Cape Verdean Blues, plus several of his lesser-known gems. Join us for an exciting evening of swinging standards, energetic Latin grooves, and soulful ballads.
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 In addition, the SRJO’s repertoire grows each year as the ensemble adds previously unpublished works to its library.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.