Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents...
SRJO: Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
- Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 2:00PM
- Adult: $50.00
- Youth: $15.00
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 will feature ” Them That Got,” “One Mint Julep,” “I Got News For You,” and of course, “I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” plus rare, unpublished big band scores played on the road by the RC band, and newly added to the SRJO library.
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