Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents...
Take Five: Remembering Dave Brubeck
- Sunday, November 3, 2013, 2:00PM
Adult: $44 | Senior: $40 | Youth: $15
SRJO pays tribute to pioneering pianist and composer Dave Brubeck in a concert that explores his lengthy and astounding career. Brubeck's style was characterized by a rare blend of sophisticated, intellectual writing and the use of modern techniques, such as odd meter and stark harmonies, which appealed to the new "intellectual listener" of 1950s jazz. "Take Five" was the single top selling jazz hit of all time, and is just one of the many Brubeck chart-toppers featured in this concert, including "Blue Rondo a la Turk," "Take Five" and "In Your Own Sweet Way."
Now celebrating its 20th concert season, 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.