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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, and Nelda Swigget.


Thank you to all the women who submitted their original music in this year's contest! We received highly creative compositions from Japan, Australia, Germany and USA.

Hear the winning compositions and BUY THE CHARTS here!

Congratulations to Nelda Swigget's Cat Dreams, the 2015 winning composition!

The contest was so competitive, two Honorable Mentions were awarded:

Follow The Yellow Fish - a little adventure under the sea by Migiwa Miyajima.
Inhale by Gizem Gokoglu.

Learn more about the composers here!



Monday, December 14, 2015
Mo' Jam Mondays featuring SWOJO
with comedy, the Morganica Quartet, and the hippest jam session anywhere!
Nectar Lounge
412 N 36th St, Seattle, WA
8:30pm door - 9PM show

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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

Sunday, October 4, 2015
SWOJO's 15th Anniversary Party!
South Whidbey H.S. Jazz Band opens
Tula's Jazz Club

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Out to Lunch Concert Series Kick-off!
Seattle City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

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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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