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The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) - showcasing many of the finest female jazz artists in the region for over 15 years.

SWOJO proudly features the 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, Christine Jensen, Jessie Smith, Dr. Jennifer Bellor,
and music director, Dr. Daniel Barry.

3rd annual jazz composition contest for women composers

Thank you to all the women who submitted their original music in this year's contest! We received highly creative compositions from Japan, Australia, Germany and USA.

Congratulations to Nelda Swigget's Cat Dreams for the winning composition!

The contest was so competitive, two Honorable Mentions were awarded:

Follow The Yellow Fish - a little adventure under the sea by Migiwa Miyajima.
Inhale by Gizem Gokoglu.

Learn more about the composers here!
Hear previous winning compositions - listen here!



Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Earshot Jazz Festival
SWOJO with special guest Mimi Fox!
*Featuring the world premier of "Cat Dreams", by Nelda Swiggett, winner of SWOJO's 3rd Composition Contest.
The Triple Door
216 Union St, Seattle, WA
Reservations: 206-838-4333 or Tickets
$20 general/ $18 Earshot members, Senior / $10 students, military

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Sunday, October 4, 2015
SWOJO's 15th Anniversary Party!
South Whidbey H.S. Jazz Band opens
Tula's Jazz Club

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Out to Lunch Concert Series Kick-off!
Seattle City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Issaquah High School Jazz Ensemble featuring SWOJO
700 2nd Avenue SE, Issaquah, WA

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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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