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The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra, co-founded by Barbara Hubers-Drake and Ellen Finn, was formed to nurture the musical, educational and
artistic growth of individual musicians, to encourage women to become involved in jazz
performance/composition as a career or avocation, and to foster community interest in
and appreciation of jazz as an art form. Since the first rehearsal in January of 2000, the band has performed at clubs,
jazz festivals, and concert halls on two continents and performed with many
distinguished artists including Don Lanphere, Mimi Fox, Becca Duran, Susan Pascal, Greta Matassa,
Kelley Johnson, Hazel Leach, Jill Townsend, John Thomas, and Ingrid Jensen.
SWOJO has released two CDs on OA2 Records.
Information about our recordings is available on our
The band has performed at Experience Music Project for the Jazz in January series, as part of the Seattle Jazz
Vespers series, the Smooth Jazz Stage at the 4th of Jul-Ivar's celebration, the Triple Door Mainstage, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley,
at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, and at Seattle Center's Mural Ampitheatre Stage, to name only a few venues.
Please check our performance calendar
for complete details on all our upcoming performances.
SWOJO Board of Directors
Betsy Smith, President
Carolyn Caster, Vice-President/Treasurer
Maria Joyner, Secretary
Denise Cline, Board Member
Marge Rosen, Executive Director
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