Kirkland Performance Center presents...
SRJO: Tribute to Billie Holiday
- Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 2:00
- Adult: $50.00
- Youth: $20.00
Seattle chanteuse and SRJO audience favorite, Jacqueline Tabor (winner of Earshot 2018 “Best NW Vocalist” award and the 2011 Seattle-Kobe “Jazz Queen” competition), joins SRJO in a salute to one of jazz music’s most influential voices, “Lady Day.” Selections include classics recorded by Holiday, such as Lover Man, Them There Eyes, God Bless the Child and There Is No Greater Love, plus several instrumental hits from other bands that played during the span of Holiday’s career.
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