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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.

Thank You to everyone who showed their support during GiveBIG!
Donations to Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra more than doubled from last year making this the BIGGEST GiveBIG ever!! THANK YOU!!


compositioncontest

The 2017 composition contest is now open! Deadline is June 18!

Learn about past winning compositions and composers here!


swojo with jill and christine jensen 2017

nextperformance

Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Curtis Stigers with SWOJO
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
2033 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
Reservations HERE or 206-441-9729
7:30pm



girlsjazz

Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra is excited to present our first 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 up.

SWOJO's professional musicians and music educators will lead rehearsals and sectionals, give a master class and perform a FREE 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.

Support the next generation of women in jazz!

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



recentperformances swojo at Tulas 2011

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

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Girls Jazz Band hosted by SWOJO
Madison Middle School Auditorium
3429 45th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
*FREE, all ages, bring the family!

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

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!
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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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