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SRJO Concerts and Events

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February 2024

First Annual
Clarence Acox Gala - A Legacy Fund Raiser

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is proud to be playing at the first annual gala in recognition of one of our band's founders: Clarence Acox.

Proceeds from the gala will go to support local jazz educational programs.  Read more about the extraordinary contributions Clarence Acox has made to jazz and this community on our site and here

Presented by Onyx Fine Arts Collective
Feb 5th | Monday 6:45pm  Dimitriou's Jazz Alley 
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March 2024

SRJO GALA
Women in Jazz

Join us March 9th for SRJO’s 2024 Gala to celebrate women in jazz. Women have been on the forefront of jazz since its inception but are too often overlooked in such a male-dominated scene. In recognition of International Women’s Day, SRJO strives to uplift and honor the many contributions of women in jazz. It will be a night to remember, featuring musical performances by a quintet of guest artists led by our own Sidney Hauser.

March 9th | Saturday 5:00pm 
Sunset C
lub

1021 University Street, Seattle, WA
 

Doors open 4:30pm | Event begins 5:00pm 

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Joy Harjo + SRJO

Due to circumstances beyond the control of SRJO, Joy Harjo’s concert has been postponed to March 8, 2025. 

 

You can still see Joy in February by securing tickets to her performance for Seattle Arts and Lecture on February 27, 2024.

April 2024

SRJO Blues and the Abstract Truth

“Blues and the Abstract Truth” is a highly acclaimed jazz album released in 1961, and is considered a landmark recording in the realm of post-bop and features an all-star lineup of musicians led by the saxophonist Oliver Nelson. The album’s innovative compositions and superb performances have made it a classic.

 

The album’s title suggests a fusion of the blues, a deeply rooted African American musical form, with more abstract and complex musical ideas. Nelson masterfully combines elements of the blues with intricate harmonies, sophisticated arrangements, and improvisational sections, resulting in a rich and engaging experience. SRJO is thrilled to share this with you.

April 20th | Saturday 7:30pm   
Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya
 
April 21st | Sunday 2:00pm   
Kirkland Performance Center
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June 2024

SRJO Delivers the Jazz messengers

For our final show of the season, SRJO delivers compositions from 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. SRJO continues that jazz tradition of music mentorship through the orchestra, our Jazz Scholars program, and Jazz4Kids events.

June 15th | Saturday 7:30pm   
Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya
 
June 16th | Sunday 2:00pm   
Kirkland Performance Center
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