Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra plus the Festival's Rising Stars at the Bellevue Jazz Festival presented by First Tech Credit Union
The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) is the Northwest's premier big band jazz ensemble. Founded in 1995, the 17-piece big band is made up of the most prominent jazz soloists and band leaders in the greater Seattle area.
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 SRJO's extensive and growing repertoire draws from the 100-year history of jazz, from turn-of-the-20th century ragtime to turn-of-the-21st century avant-garde. This includes works by America's most famous jazz composers, among them Fletcher Henderson, Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Thad Jones, and of course, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. In addition, the SRJO's repertoire grows each year as the ensemble adds previously unpublished works to its library.
The SRJO is dedicated to keeping the art of jazz thriving in the Northwest. The organization undertakes many educational outreach activities during its concert year, including jazz workshops and clinics for local school musicians, in-school workshops by SRJO artists, and the annual Jazz4Kids concert. The orchestra will perform Thursday, June 3, at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center following the Bellevue Jazz Festival Rising Stars performance at 7 p.m. SRJO will take the stage at 8:30 p.m.
The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
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