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Earshot Jazz Festival - Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: Play it Again, Sam!
General Event Information
Live Music: Jazz
$44 adult | $40 senior | $15 youth * see below for ticketing information
Dates and Times:
October 5, 12:00AM-12:00AM; (Show is at 7:30 p.m.)
Co-directed by drummer Clarence Acox, director of bands at Garfield High School, and saxophonist, arranger and transcriber Michael Brockman, long-time faculty member at the UW School of Music, the SRJO brings jazz classics to life, often note for note, from vintage recordings.
Founded in 1995, the 17-piece big band is made up of the most prominent jazz soloists and band leaders in the Seattle area: Trumpeter Jay Thomas is frequently noted as Seattle jazz’s best instrumentalist. Saxophonist Bill Ramsay is a touring veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra. Phil Sparks is the most in-demand bassist in Seattle. Trumpeter Thomas Marriott has burst onto the national scene with acclaimed recordings that consistently top the airplay charts. Also tonight: Travis Ranney (tenor sax), Tobi Stone (alto sax/clarinet), Dan Wickham (clarinet/ saxophone), Cesar Amaral (lead trumpet), Andy Omdahl (lead trumpet), Michael Van Bebber (trumpet), David Marriott Jr. (trombone), Scott Brown (lead trombone), David Bentley (bass trombone), Bill Anthony (trombone), Dan Marcus (trombone/tuba), Randy Halberstadt (piano), Milo Petersen (guitar).
Seattle’s annual Earshot Jazz Festival returns October 1 and continues through November 17 with more than 60 distinctive concert events in venues all around the city.
Known for “adventurous, spot-on programming” (JazzTimes) and praised as “one of the best festivals in America” (Seattle Times), the Earshot Jazz Festival brings jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area musicians and audiences. Earshot also celebrates Seattle’s place in the world of jazz, with concerts by our award-winning high-school jazz programs and our own renowned resident artists.