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2012-13 Concert Season
Mark Your Calendar!
SRJO 2012-13 season subscriptions and single concert tickets are on sale now!
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SRJO at Bumbershoot
playing greatest hits of the past two seasons
Sat. Sept. 1, 2012 (12:30 PM) Mural Amphitheater at Seattle Center
Visit bumbershoot.org/lineup/schedule/ for details.
Series Concert 1
New Orleans Night Out
with special guest Branford Marsalis
Sat. Nov. 3, 2012 (7:30 PM) Benaroya/Nordstrom Recital Hall
Sun. Nov. 4, 2012 (3 PM) Kirkland Performance Center
National Endowment for the Arts 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 interpretations of jazz classics. The concert will include such classics as Basin Street Blues and Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans. Subscribe now to reserve your seats for this certain sell-out! Part of the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival
Series Concert 2
The Music of Thad Jones: from Count Basie to the Village Vanguard
Sat. Mar. 2, 2013 (7:30 PM) Benaroya/Nordstrom Recital Hall
Sun. Mar. 3, 2013 (3 PM) Kirkland Performance Center
This jazz icon, the brother of Hank and Elvin Jones, wrote swingin' music for Count Basie, Charles Mingus, and Harry James, played solo trumpet for Basie, and went on to become the composer and co-leader of the world famous Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra in residence at the New York Village Vanguard. The performance includes Thad's upbeat tribute to Armstrong, The Farewell, his colorful and lively Three and One, and his lovely ballad, A Child Is Born (featuring SRJO soloist Thomas Marriott playing the trumpet-like flugelhorn). The concert is rounded out by an SRJO audience favorite, Count Basie's April in Paris, which Thad recorded as a member of the Basie band.
Series Concert 3
Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance III: Ellington's Reminiscing in Tempo
Sat. Apr. 13, 2013 (7:30 PM) Benaroya/Nordstrom Recital Hall
Sun. Apr. 14, 2013 (3 PM) Kirkland Performance Center
Originally recorded by the Ellington Orchestra in 1935, the score of Reminiscing in Tempo has never been published. The original recording, lasting more than twelve minutes, required four separate sides of 78 RPM discs. Michael Brockman has transcribed this seminal work by the Duke for a new performance by SRJO, with additional pieces (such as his 1930 hit Mood Indigo) chosen to illuminate Ellington's artistic evolution from a writer of popular dance music to the composer of large and extended works for jazz orchestra. Also included are favorite dance hits of the Harlem Renaissance era by Fletcher Henderson, Jimmie Lunceford, and Fats Waller.
Series Concert 4
The Great American Songbook V
with guest vocalists Stephanie Porter and Primo Kim
Sat. June. 15, 2013 (7:30 PM) Benaroya/Nordstrom Recital Hall
Sun. June 16, 2013 (3 PM) Kirkland Performance Center
Kick up your heels this June with bestloved songs by great American composers George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, and Irving Berlin. Celebrated Seattle vocal stars Stephanie Porter and Primo Kim join SR JO in what will certainly be a delightful program, including I've Got the World on a String and Once in a Lifetime, plus toe-tappin' hits from Tin Pan Alley, jazz standards, ballads, and more! Porter is well-known as a busy performer throughout the Northwest and for her solo CD recordings (frequently featured on KPLU radio). Kim is a pianist and singer with seven CDs as a band leader. He has performed in New York, Tokyo, and Las Vegas, has headlined large shows in Seattle at Benaroya Hall, the Paramount, and the 5th Avenue Theatre, and has been a guest singer with Seattle Symphony and Everett Symphony.
Plus... Add this special holiday concert NOW to your SRJO subscription:
The 24th annual Duke Ellington Sacred Music Concert
"An ecumenical and non-denominational concert--and a Seattle holiday tradition!"
Saturday December 22, 2012 (7:30 PM)
Town Hall Seattle
Earshot Jazz presents the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with special guests in the 24th annual Seattle presentation--now the world's longest-running annual presentation of these great works.
Featuring guest baritone vocalist
Everett Green of the Count Basie Orchestra
plus alto vocalist Nichol Eskridge,
tap-dancer Alex Dugdale,
and the Northwest Chamber Chorus
Individual tickets for this show are available online through Earshot Jazz at: Brown Paper Tickets
or call Earshot at 206-547-6763
This December, SRJO's Duke Ellington Sacred Concert welcomes back special guest vocalist Everett Greene--renowned Emmy Awardwinning singer formerly with the Count Basie Orchestra. SRJO co-artistic directors Acox and Brockman heard Mr. Greene's remarkable voice in a Seattle appearance with the Basie Orchestra and invited him to join SRJO for its annual Sacred Concert. Also returning for this year's concert is vocalist Nichol Venee Eskridge (who is featured on SRJO's Sacred Music of Duke Ellington CD ), plus tap-dancer Alex Dugdale, and Northwest Chamber Chorus under Director Mark Kloepper. Don't miss this holiday performance of works drawn from Ellington's three Sacred Concerts featuring blues, gospel, and jazz pieces that the Duke considered some of his most important works. This concert sold out in 2009, 2010, and 2011, so buy your tickets now!
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