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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.


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!



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

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
BAAMFEST! Rainier Beach Art & Music Festival
Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA
*FREE, all ages, bring the family!

Thursday, July 14, 2016
SWOJO featuring Gail Pettis
Out to Lunch Concert Series
Seattle City Hall Plaza

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

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

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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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