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The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is the Northwest's premier big band jazz ensemble. Founded in 1995, the 17-piece big band is made up of some of the most prominent jazz soloists and band leaders in the Pacific Northwest. SRJO’s mission is to promote appreciation of the uniquely American art form of large ensemble jazz and to share the joy of live professional jazz performance. 


SRJO Delivers the Jazz messengers

The Jazz Messengers played a pivotal role in the evolution of jazz music, providing a platform for young musicians, delivering powerful performances, and contributing to the rich and vibrant history of the genre.

As a legendary jazz group formed in the 1950s by drummer Art Blakey, the band became renowned for its influential role in the development of hard bop, a style of jazz that blended elements of bebop with R&B, gospel, and blues.


One of the key aspects of The Jazz Messengers was its emphasis on mentorship and nurturing young talent. During our last show of each season SRJO continues this tradition by inviting local high school jazz musicians to experience playing on stage as SRJO’s opening act. It is a special experience for these young artists and our audiences.

June 15th | Saturday 7:30pm   
Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya 

June 16th | Sunday 2:00pm   
Kirkland Performance Center

Thanks for a Great First Half of the 2023-24 Season!

We started off the season with a concert showcasing SRJO favorites of the past, featuring Jacqueline Tabor. Our audience was then treated to one of the most exciting guest artists when Anat Cohen joined us in November.  Finally, at the end of December we were honored to once again perform at the Earshot Jazz co-production of Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert. We hope to see everyone again during the second half of our 29th season.

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Thanks to our Sponsors

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Arts 50
4 Culture
Earshot Jazz
KNKX Radio
Kennelly Keys Music
Seattle Sound Repair
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