SRJO “Smalltet” Plays Monk and Miles in a Live Virtual Concert

July 17, 2020 in

We’re beyond excited to present saxophonist Michael Brockman, co-artistic director of Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, as he leads a small ensemble (the SRJO “Smalltet”) of all-stars in a live-streamed concert across our online channels. The performance is a tribute to Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis, two jazz titans who collaborated often and helped pioneer the […]

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SRJO: Count Basie meets Duke Ellington

August 13, 2019 in

The opening concert of SRJO’s 25th Anniversary season promises to be swingin’ as SRJO plays pieces from the first famous meeting of the two greatest big bands in jazz history-—the Count Basie and Duke Ellington orchestras. Selections from their classic 1961 album, “First Time! The Count Meets the Duke” include the swinging Blues in Hoss’ […]

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SRJO: Tribute to Billie Holiday

August 13, 2019 in

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 […]

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SRJO: Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance

August 13, 2019 in

SRJO continues its celebrated Harlem Renaissance series, which features fantastic music from the 1920s and 1930s, played as it was originally created and performed—with original instrumentation. The program includes early hits by the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, such as Uptown Blues, Harlem Shout, and Big John Special, plus The Stampede by Fletcher Henderson and hits by […]

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Mavis Staples

August 13, 2019 in

Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Staples is the kind of once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She’s both a Blues and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer; a civil rights icon; a GRAMMY Award-winner; a chart-topping soul/gospel/R&B pioneer; a […]

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Across the Great Divide: Dustbowl Revival and Hot Club of Cowtown

August 14, 2018 in

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Band, two of today’s defining American roots groups join in an evening of their own songs and a special tribute to “Music from Big Pink” and “The Band.” Eclectic octet Dustbowl Revival blends folk-Americana and Stax-era soul into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party. With strings, brass, dueling […]

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SRJO: I Got a Right to Sing the Blues

August 7, 2018 in

This season’s “Basie Bash” features several vocalists from the Seattle jazz scene who will share the stage with SRJO in a celebration of Count Basie’s legendary collaborations with many of history’s greatest jazz singers, including Joe Williams, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday.  Sarah Vaughan’s hit, “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues” (as recorded […]

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SRJO: Cubana Be Cubana Bop with special guest Ignacio

August 7, 2018 in

Ignacio Berroa, world-renowned Latin percussionist, joins SRJO to lead the band in a concert of the music of Cuba along with standards of the New York big band world. A super star of the drums, Berroa came to the United States from Cuba as a youth in the 1980s, and played in all the New […]

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SRJO: Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You

August 7, 2018 in

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 […]

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