Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents...
SRJO: I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
- Sunday, February 17, 2019 – 2:00PM
- Adult: $50.00
- Youth: $15.00
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 with the Basie band) will also be presented and that title says it all.
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