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Curtis Stigers with Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra

Tue, Jun 20 -
Wed, Jun 21, 2017




$34.50 Service fee Included All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

In the event the show is canceled or rescheduled, the $6.00 service fee is nonrefundable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Curtis Stigers and the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra. Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.

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Given his string of hit singles, millions of records sold and a 23-year recording career that has touched every continent and nearly every genre, one might expect Curtis Stigers to be either very rich or very tired.

But mostly, Stigers is busy. The energetic singer/songwriter/saxophonist regularly barnstorms concert halls, festivals and clubs everywhere from Moscow to Manhattan, accompanied one night by his quartet, another by big band or orchestra. He has released new work nearly every year since he started recording, frequently collaborating with his musical heroes. Along the way, this musician who began his career playing standards in a Boise hotel lobby while moonlighting as drummer in a punk rock band has redefined the constitution of contemporary jazz.

It’s his rich singing voice – singular, balletic, at turns mournful and playful, that has landed him on records with the likes of Al Green and Shawn Colvin, in studios with the venerated producers like Larry Klein, Danny Kortchmar, and Glen Ballard, and onstage with a plethora of legends, including pop and rock greats Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, and The Allman Brothers, and jazz giants Nancy Wilson, Al Jarreau, Gerry Mulligan, Randy and Michael Brecker, Chuck Mangione, Toots Thielmans, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, and many more. The voice, of course, is the thing: hearing Stigers’ confident nuanced delivery is akin to seeing a celebrated actor lose himself in a role.

“…sophisticated big band jazz expertly performed.” - Jack Bowers, Big Band Editor, All About Jazz

The Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) features many of the finest female jazz artists in the region. Showcasing high intensity jazz, tight harmonies, and lush dynamic sounds, this 16-piece band proudly performs the original music of many regional and international composers. They’ve performed at clubs, jazz festivals, and concert halls on two continents, appearing with many distinguished artists. The band has released two CD’s on OA2 Records, Dreamcatcher (2004) and Meeting of the Waters (2007).

"The energy and environment created by the performers in SWOJO is very unique and real. One is immediately swept up by the magnetic personality of this band, both musically and emotionally. They are extremely well-rehearsed, and each player seems dedicated to the mission of having an extremely polished group." - Dr. Michael Caldwell, Editor, International Trumpet Guild Journal, ITG Board of Directors

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