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Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra - Celebrating their 30th Season!

Tue, Aug 27 -
Wed, Aug 28, 2024

$39.50 ($9.00 Handling Fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

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

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents the All-Star Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, celebrating their 30th season, for two nights. Band members and special guests include: Jacqueline Tabor (guest vocalist), Michael Brockman (alto sax & director), Sidney Hauser (alto sax), Travis Ranney (tenor sax), Alex Dugdale (bari sax), Brad Allison (lead trumpet), Michael Van Bebber (trumpet), Jay Thomas (trumpet), Nathan Breedlove (trumpet), Dan Marcus (lead trombone), Conner Eisenmenger (trombone), Scott Brown (trombone), Audrey Stangland (bass trombone), Milo Petersen (guitar), Phil Sparks (bass), Randy Halberstadt (piano) and D'Vonne Lewis (drums). Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7:30pm. This show is supported by KNKX.

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Celebrating its 30th season, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere big band jazz orchestra. Co-founded in 1995 by drummer Clarence Acox and saxophonist/arranger Michael Brockman, SRJO is dedicated to preserving and advancing the tradition of large ensemble jazz through performances, educational programs, and collaborations with renowned artists. Under the leadership of artistic director Brockman, SRJO has gained recognition for its high-quality performances and artistic excellence, and its commitment to free and affordable jazz education in the Greater Seattle area.

SRJO is a unique 17-piece ensemble that features many of the finest jazz musicians in the region. Orchestra members include award-winners, educators, and some of the most sought-after musicians in the area. Seven current members have been inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame, as well as eight former SRJO members. Several have won individual awards for “NW Best Instrumentalist,” “NW Emerging Talent” and “NW Best Recording.” Many have toured with legends, been mentored by icons, and released their own albums. Learn more about the band at The orchestra's rich repertoire encompasses a wide range of styles and eras in jazz, from ragtime, classic swing, and bebop, to contemporary compositions and arrangements.

Jacqueline Tabor stands proudly in the realms of jazz, blues, and swing, captivating audiences with her resounding voice, elegant demeanor, and captivating stage presence. Renowned as one of the foremost vocalists in the region, she has claimed the prestigious Earshot Jazz Vocalist of the Year award on four occasions and has been honored with the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association Award for her remarkable contributions to cultural exchange.

Also known as the “Seattle Chanteuse” Tabor's distinctive blend of bluesy allure and magnetic charisma infuses her performances with an unparalleled depth of emotion, drawing inspiration from the rhythms of everyday life to convey profound human experiences. From the hallowed influences of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Sarah Vaughn to the contemporary resonance of Cecile McLorin Salvant, her repertoire resonates with a soulful authenticity that transcends time.

A sought-after collaborator, Jacqueline's artistic journey has seen her forge powerful alliances, such as her dynamic partnership with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra since 2019. Notably, her poignant tribute to Billie Holiday garnered widespread acclaim and recognition, solidifying her status as a transformative force in the jazz landscape.


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