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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, Christina Fuchs and Christine Jensen.

Thank you to all who donated to SWOJO during #GivingTuesday!


Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra is excited to present our next girls jazz band program January 10 - March 21, 2018!

The program offers evening rehearsals and a culminating concert for Seattle girl jazz musicians ages 12 and up. SWOJO's professional musicians and music educators will mentor, lead rehearsals and sectionals, give a master class, and perform a FREE joint concert on March 21, 2018.

The goal is to provide a comfortable and supportive educational opportunity for girls to develop jazz interpretation and improvisation skills within a big band and combo setting.

Registration open now!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission (now also known as ArtsWA) and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Celebrate the Holidays with SWOJO featuring Gail Pettis!
Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118
Ticket presale discount here: Tickets $15 advance $20 at the door.
Doors open at 7:00pm, show at 7:30pm. 21+
Tickets on sale now!

Saturday, December 16, 2017
SWOJO with special guests
Women in Jazz Series
Vashon Center for the Arts, 19600 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon WA
Tickets for series and single shows here: Tickets on sale NOW!


Thank you to all the women who submitted their original music in this year's contest! We received scores from Germany, Canada, Korea, Israel and USA!

The 2017 winning composition is Roots and Rhyzomes by Christina Fuchs.
Honorable Mention goes to After Hours by Stephanie Urquhart.

Learn about composers HERE! Hear past winning compositions HERE!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Earshot Jazz Festival
SWOJO featuring Sherrie Maricle of DIVA and the world premiere of the 2017 Composition Contest winner, Roots and Rhyzomes by Christina Fuchs
Shorewood Performing Arts Center

Thurday, August 10, 2017
SWOJO with special guest Gail Pettis
Seattle Out To Lunch Concert Series
Seattle City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave, Seattle
FREE all ages, bring your lunch!

Saturday, August 5, 2017
SWOJO with special guest Gail Pettis
Anacortes Arts Festival

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20 and 21, 2017
Curtis Stigers with SWOJO
Jazz Alley

Saturday, May 6, 2017
SWOJO featuring Christine Jensen and the world premiere of Cascadian Fragments
Shorewood Performing Arts Center

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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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