Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents...
New Orleans Night Out with special guest Branford Marsalis
- Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00PM
All Seats: $65
NEA Jazz Master and three-time Grammy winner Marsalis takes SRJO on a historical tour celebrating the music of his hometown--from the early brass bands, to Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and King Oliver, to modern boogaloo music, including Basin Street Blues and Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans.
Marsalis is one of the top saxophonists in the world, and he is flying to Seattle to join SRJO in a special pair of concerts that are personalized to his special talents, presented in intimate halls instead of his usual large venues. Don't miss this chance to hear Branford "up close and personal."
- Clarence Acox
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 15.
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.