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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 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, Christine Jensen, Jessie Smith, Dr. Jennifer Bellor, Jenny Kellogg and Nelda Swigget.

girlsjazz

Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra is excited to present a girls jazz band program January 11 - March 15 2017. The program offers eight evening rehearsals and a culminating concert for Seattle girl jazz musicians ages 13 and 14.

SWOJO's professional musicians and music educators will lead rehearsals and sectionals, give a master class and perform a joint concert on March 18, 2017.

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.

Download the Information and Registration packet
Online Scholarship Application

This project supported in part by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.


compositioncontest

Thank you to all the women who submitted their original music in this year's contest!

The 2016 winning composition is The Whale by Miseung Kang.
Honorable Mention goes to Smoking Monkeys by Lauren McKinley.


Learn more about the composers HERE! Hear past winning compositions HERE!

SWOJO Live

nextperformance

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Jazzy Holiday Concert
Crossroads Bellevue
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA
*FREE, all ages, bring the family!
7:00pm

swojo at Tulas 2011 recentperformances

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Earhot Jazz Festival
SWOJO with special guest Jenny Kellogg Celebrate Women in Jazz!
Shorewood Performing Arts Center

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Anacortes Second Sunday Jazz Series
Heart of Anacortes Stage, Corner of 4th Street and O Avenue, Anacortes, WA

Monday, May 9, 2016
Benefit concert for Friends of 88.5
SWOJO, Gail Pettis and the Ten O'Clock Quartet with Midday Jazz Host Robin Lloyd
Celebrate Women in Jazz to Save KPLU!
Jazz Alley

















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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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