Kirkland Performance Center presents...

Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra

  • Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:30PM

All Seats: $22



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Sponsored by: Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, Rich & Pat Miailovich, Aimee & Lowell Bassett, Jay & Suzy Wakefield, Francesca Fund, Bill Schultheis & Dana Zhang, Café Veloce

Join SWOJO in celebrating the music of women in jazz.  Come hear the world premiere of the winning composition from SWOJO’s first annual jazz ensemble composition contest for women composers, featuring Ingrid Jensen.  The contest was created to encourage the composition of the highest possible quality jazz ensemble literature playable by high schools, honor bands, college bands and professional bands alike.

"Ingrid plays trumpet and flugelhorn with all the brilliance and fire of a true virtuoso, following the spirit of the muse as she creates……warm, sensitive, exciting and totally honest….." Marian McPartland

Jensen’s performances as a leader and as a featured soloist have taken her around the world and can be heard with the Grammy-award winning Mosaic Project and her own highly regarded groups.  A Vancouver BC native, she was honored with a Canadian Juno Award for her CD Vernal Fields. In addition to performing, she conducts master classes, clinics, and workshops and is currently on staff at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

SWOJO and Ingrid performed together as part of the XIII Festival Jazz en Lima, Peru.

Pre-Show Lecture at SWOJO performance 

“Celebrating the Music of Remarkable Women Composers in Jazz”   

Tuesday, October 24th

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm 

KPC stage

Learn more about important women composers in jazz, the history of the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, and their new initiative -  the 1st Annual Jazz Composition Contest for Women Composers. Presented by Marge Rosen, SWOJO Executive Director, and Jessika Leek, winner of SWOJO's composition competition.

Free and Open to all ticket holders

Artist Bio

The Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra(SWOJO) is a non-profit organization that features many of the finest female jazz artists in the region and is dedicated to nurturing the musical, educational and artistic growth of individual musicians, to encourage women to become involved in jazz performance and composition as a career or avocation, and to foster community interest in and appreciation of jazz as an art form.. 

SWOJO proudly features the music of musical director, Dr. Daniel Barry, and many women composers and arrangers, including Mary Lou Williams, Melba Liston, Jill Townsend, Hazel Leach, Robin Holcomb, Nelda Swiggett, Ann Reynolds, and Patty Darling. Visit to learn more.

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