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Celebrating Women in Jazz

March 9th | Saturday 5:00pm 
Sunset Club

1021 University Street, Seattle, WA

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

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.

The Gala will benefit SRJO's phenomenal programs, community offerings, and concerts, including in-school education programs, bringing essential jazz and cultural learning opportunities to students and educators in the Greater Seattle Area.


Street parking is available, including two-hour and four-hour spots around the building and within a 3-block radius. There is a lot connected to the venue that will be used by those who are working on the event and those who paid a bit more for the privilege. We suggest that you give yourself plenty of time to find parking. There is not enough lot parking for everyone, so we appreciate your understanding.

The Quintet

Bandleader Sidney Hauser will be joined by these fantastic local artists.


Auction & Raffle Items

These are some of the amazing silent auction and raffle items guests will have the ability to bid on.  

Downtown Seattle Date Night 

Take your darling out on the town with this fabulous package of gift certificates! Check in to your King Suite at the historic Mayflower Park Hotel on Olive before heading to dinner at Maximilien for a French-inspired dinner with old-world charm and panoramic views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. After dessert, head to Benaroya Hall and settle in for a Seattle Symphony performance of your choosing.


 Value: $613

Thank You Maximilien, Mayflower Park Hotel, 

Seattle Symphony & Carol Bryant

30th Season Concert Tickets 

Celebrate SRJO’s 30th anniversary all year long! You and your plus one will receive tickets to SRJO’s 30th season concert series. Planning is still in the works, but this is sure to be a year of spectacular guest artists, stunning venues, and of course, the SRJO that you know and love. 

 Value: $306

Thank You Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Dinner and A Show

You and your plus one can enjoy an evening of music entitled “Cuadros de Espana Nueva y Viejo” or “Scene of Spain New and Old” performed by the Lake Union Civic Orchestra under the direction of Daren Weissfisch. Guest guitarist, Eli Schille-Hudson will add his talents to the performance. Tickets are for Saturday, March 23rd at First Free Methodist Church in North Queen Anne. The concert starts at 7:30pm and tickets include a special pre-concert talk by the conductor at 6:30pm.


Pair these tickets with a dinner at Serafina , just a quick trip around Lake Union (or use your Serafina gift card any other time). A Seattle staple, Serafina is a neighborhood restaurant echoing the welcoming embrace of an Italian home. Start your night with a four-course meal—antipasti, pasta, secondi, and dolci—and then head to the concert!

 Value: $175

Thank You Serafina, Steve Dunphy & Carol Bryant


Refresh, relax, and recharge with this medley of enticing gifts that will leave you ready to face a brand new day…or night.

Value: $230

Thank you Stillman & Nancy Saunders

Exploring Verticals From Nota Bene Cellars

Nota Bene Cellars is a boutique Seattle winery operated by winemaker, Tim Narby, and his wife (and our Board President) Carol Bryant. Tim has been honing his craft for years, starting with the Boeing Employees Beer and Wine Making Club before deciding to go into business in the South Park Neighborhood. Guests have two opportunities to check out some verticals from Nota Bene.

Bordeaux Wine Verticals

Cabernet Sauvignon from Dineen Vineyard for 2015, 2016 and 2017 and Bordeaux-style blends from Arianses Vineyard for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 Value: $204

Rhone Wine Verticals

Mourvedre from Heart of the Hills Vineyard for 2015, 2016 and 2017 and Syrah from Nota Bene Cellars’ second label, MCM Wines for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

 Value: $180

Thank You Carol Bryant & Tim Narby 

Eight Bells Winery: Empty Magnum Bottle & Private Tour

Awarded the Seattle Times People’s Choice award for the Best Winery in the PNW, winners will visit Eight Bells Winery with 8-10 people for a private tour and tasting. At the tour, the winner gets to pick a wine of their choosing to fill the magnum with. Come experience a true urban winery! 

Value: $350

Thank You Eight Bells Winery

Women in Jazz Original Artwork

Original artwork commissioned from an artist on the East Coast, celebrating women in jazz. One woman is playing the flute. One woman is playing the saxophone. Both will be on display at the event. 

Value: $250 each or $500 for the pair

Thank You Janet Upegui

Four (4) Nights at a Beautiful Lopez Island Getaway

Beautiful Lopez Island vacation home with sweeping western views of San Juan Island, Victoria, and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. House sleeps eight and includes 3 bedrooms each with queen beds and one bedroom with 2 twin beds. It also features a fully stocked kitchen, dining, sitting, and living room, 2 baths, and wide view deck. It is located on Outer Bay at the south end of the island, between Agate Beach County Park beach and Iceberg National Monument with miles of scenic trails. 

Value: $2,000

Thank you Lynn Thompson & David Foutch

Restrictions: Home unavailable August 2024

Hadley Caliman Photograph

Take home this rare autographed photo of Hadley Caliman (1932 – 2010), an American jazz saxophone and flute player. He led jazz groups in Seattle throughout the 1990s and 2000, and was on the music faculty at Cornish until 2003 and taught private lessons to area musicians after his retirement. He recorded three solo albums in his last three years of life, after being diagnosed with cancer in 2008. Photograph by Bruce Moore. 

Value: Priceless

Thank you CR & Marianne Anderegg

Seattle Seahawks Painting Autographed by Richard Sherman Himself!

Decorate your home with this one-of-a-kind oil painting, a tribute to the Seattle Seahawks and former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who autographed the piece. Board member Susan Jenkins’ son Matt Wear created this masterpiece. Matt is a painter and tattoo artist currently living in San Diego. 

Value: $4,000

Thank you Matt Wear 

New Orleans Gumbo Dinner

Gumbo and Key Lime Pie—what more does anyone have to say except you have to have this! Sandra Walker and Susan Jenkins will be your hosts at Sandra’s house for this amazing adventure to the south! Come with your appetites and good humor....and leave with just your good humor! Restrictions: Up to six guests. 

Value: $700

Thank you Sandra Walker & Susan Jenkins

Photograph of Hozomeen Mountain, Manning Park, BC

Alan Majchrowicz captured this gorgeous image of Hozomeen Mountain in Manning Park, British Columbia. Hozomeen Mountain is part of the Hozameen Range, a subrange of North Cascades.  

Value: $500

Thank you CR & Marianne Anderegg

KNKX Tour & Lunch with Abe Beeson

Get a guided tour of the brand new KNKX Seattle broadcast studios between Pike Place Market and the waterfront AND lunch in the market with KNKX jazz host Abe Beeson. This is a one-of-a-kind peek behind the scenes at one of the country's most popular public radio stations and the home of jazz in the Pacific Northwest. You will coordinate with Abe to choose among the many lunch options Pike Place Market has to offer at a date to be agreed upon, where you'll enjoy a wide-ranging conversation about music and more with this jazz radio icon.


Value: $200

Thank you KNKX & Abe Beeson

Hand-Screenprinted National Park Posters (3)

Three National Park posters of our beautiful parks within Washington state. Locally screen-printed by Ranger Doug’s Enterprises. Mount Rainier was an original design in the WPA era, while Olympic and North Cascades are new designs in that old style. 


Value: $150

Thank you Ranger Doug's Enterprises & Angie Bunker

Sponsor the Gala

Demonstrate your commitment to the jazz community and gain exposure to new audiences.

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