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Celebrating 15 years!

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, Ingrid Jensen, and Grace Kelly.

SWOJO has released two CDs on OA2 Records. Information about our recordings is available on our recordings page.

The band has performed at the Earshot Jazz Festival, Seattle Jazz Vespers series, the Triple Door Mainstage, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, and many others. Please check our performance calendar for complete details on all our upcoming performances.

Please see the electronic press kit about booking the orchestra for your special event.

SWOJO Board of Directors
Betsy Smith, President
Carolyn Caster, Vice-President/Treasurer
Maria Joyner, Secretary
Denise Cline, Board Member
Barbara Hubers-Drake, Board Member

Marge Rosen, Executive Director


SWOJO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation -- donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Boeing, REI, and several other companies have gift-matching programs to increase the gifts to non-profits made by their employees. Please check with your employer about their gift-matching program. Online donations may be made by clicking the Donate button. Or, email to inquire about making a cash/check or in-kind contribution.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It's easy to support SWOJO by shopping at smile.amazon.com.

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To get started, go to GoodSearch.com, enter "Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra" in the "Who do you search for?" area, click the Verify button and start searching! You can also add a GoodSearch to your IE or Firefox browser if you'd like, downloads and directions are found on the GoodSearch site.

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That's right, go head and buy something for yourself -- a new CD, the latest bestseller, essentials like toothpaste or vitamins, even a computer. But first join www.iGive.com/SWOJO. Every time you shop at one of the over 500 name-brand stores in the Mall at iGive.com, SWOJO receives a donation of up to 26% of each purchase you make, at no cost to you. Remember, donating to SWOJO won't cost you a thing. But we'll miss out on a lot of extra dough if you don't join. So visit www.iGive.com/SWOJO now. Membership is free and your privacy is guaranteed.

Thank you!

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