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The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) - showcasing many of the finest female jazz artists in the region for over 17 years.

SWOJO performs jazz standards, Latin and Brazillian jazz, and proudly features the contemporary, original music of many regional and international composers and arrangers, including Jill Townsend, Hazel Leach, Robin Holcomb, Ann Reynolds, Leigh Pilzer, Patty Darling, Mathilde Grooss Viddal, Jihye Lee, Jessie Smith, Dr. Jennifer Bellor, Miseung Kang, Lauren McKinley, Jenny Kellogg, Nelda Swigget, and Christine Jensen.

compositioncontest

Thank you to all the women who submitted their original music in this year's contest! We received scores from Germany, Canada, Korea, Israel and USA!

The 2017 winning composition is Roots and Rhyzomes by Christina Fuchs.
Honorable Mention goes to After Hours by Stephanie Urquhart.


Learn about composers HERE! Hear past winning compositions HERE!


swojo with jill and christine jensen 2017

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
SWOJO featuring Sherrie Maricle of DIVA and the world premiere of the 2017 Composition Contest winner, Roots and Rhyzomes by Christina Fuchs
Earshot Jazz Festival
Shorewood Performing Arts Center
17300 Fremont Ave N., Shoreline, WA
7:30pm
Tickets at SWOJO2017.brownpapertickets.com



Tickets on sale now!

girlsjazz

Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra is excited to present our next girls jazz band program January 10 - March 28, 2018!

The program offers evening rehearsals and a culminating concert for Seattle girl jazz musicians ages 13 and up. SWOJO's professional musicians and music educators will mentor, lead rehearsals and sectionals, give a master class and perform a FREE joint concert on March 28, 2018.

The goal is to provide a comfortable and supportive educational opportunity for girls to develop jazz interpretation and improvisation skills within a big band setting.

Registration opens soon! Be the first to know!



This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission (now also known as ArtsWA) and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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recentperformances swojo at Tulas 2011

Thurday, August 10, 2017
SWOJO with special guest Gail Pettis
Seattle Out To Lunch Concert Series
Seattle City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave, Seattle
FREE all ages, bring your lunch!
12:00pm-1:30pm
This project supported in part by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Saturday, August 5, 2017
SWOJO with special guest Gail Pettis
Anacortes Arts Festival

Monday, July 17, 2017
Rhythm & Rye
311 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20-21, 2017
Curtis Stigers with SWOJO
Jazz Alley
This project supported in part by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
SWOJO featuring Christine Jensen and the world premiere of Cascadian Fragments
Shorewood Performing Arts Center
17300 Fremont Ave N., Shoreline, WA
This project supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts













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Our CDs, Meeting of the Waters and Dreamcatcher, are available for purchase at all SWOJO performances, Silver Platters, Barnes & Noble, or online from OA2 Records, CD Universeor Amazon.

SWOJO logo merchandise is now available at our swojo store.

 

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