Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents...

SRJO: Miles Ahead – Miles Davis and Gil Evans

  • Sunday, November 6, 2016 2:00PM
  • Adult: $49.00
  • Senior: $47.00
  • Youth: $15.00

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Miles Davis and Gil Evans became long-time collaborators starting in 1948 with their work on the “Birth of the Cool” recording. It became one of the most famous albums in all jazz history. Miles soon emerged as one of the leading innovators in jazz, always seeking out the best musicians for his musical explorations. Gil Evans, who was heavily influenced by Spanish and Brazilian composers, was Miles’ top choice as an arranger of unusual repertoire for jazz bands with augmented orchestral instrumentation (including flutes, French horns and low brass). Together they created the groundbreaking 1957 recording, “Miles Ahead.” Don’t miss this opportunity to hear these rarely performed works, as we augment the SRJO with special guests on French horn, tuba and more, and feature virtuoso solo performances from members the SRJO trumpet section playing “My Ship,” “The Maids of Cadiz,” “Springville,” “Blues for Pablo” and “The Duke.”

Artist Bio

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

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