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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, and Christine Jensen.


The 2017 composition contest is now open! Deadline is June 18!

Learn about past winning compositions and composers here!


Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra is excited to present a girls jazz band program January 11 - March 15 2017. The program offers eight evening rehearsals and a culminating concert for Seattle girl jazz musicians ages 13 and up.

SWOJO's professional musicians and music educators will lead rehearsals and sectionals, give a master class and perform a joint concert on March 18, 2017.

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

Download the Information and Registration packet
Online Scholarship Application

This project supported in part by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.



Saturday, March 18, 2017
SWOJO featuring the Girls Jazz Band
Madison Middle School Auditorium
3429 45th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
*FREE, all ages, bring the family!

Saturday, May 6, 2017
SWOJO featuring Christine Jensen
Shorewood Performing Arts Center
17300 Fremont Ave N., Shoreline, WA

swojo at Tulas 2011 recentperformances

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Earhot Jazz Festival
SWOJO with special guest Jenny Kellogg Celebrate Women in Jazz!
Shorewood Performing Arts Center

Monday, May 9, 2016
Benefit concert for Friends of 88.5
SWOJO, Gail Pettis and the Ten O'Clock Quartet with Midday Jazz Host Robin Lloyd
Celebrate Women in Jazz to Save KPLU!
Jazz Alley

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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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