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Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra

The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) features many of the finest female jazz artists in the region. Showcasing high intensity jazz, tight harmonies, and lush dynamic sounds, the band performs with a fresh energy stemming from seven years of thrilling audiences on two continents. SWOJO has come a long way in a short time. Since forming in 2000, the band has performed at clubs, jazz festivals, and concert halls in North and South America, released a critically acclaimed CD (Dreamcatcher), and was nominated for an Earshot Golden Ear award in 2006! SWOJO has appeared with a number of distinguished jazz artists including Don Lanphere, Mimi Fox, Becca Duran, Susan Pascal, Sue Orfield, Greta Matassa, Hazel Leach, Jill Townsend, and Ingrid Jensen...
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SWOJO Releases

Meeting of the Waters (available April 17)
Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra
OA2 Records
2007
Tracks: Encontro das Aguas (Meeting of the Waters); The Checkered Demon; The Tulip Wonder; Self Portrait; Waltz of the Jellyfish; The Mighty Urubamba; Old Folks; Miraflores
Personnel: Lisa Gordanier, Barbara Hubers-Drake, Cynthia Mullis, Tobi Stone, Ann Babb, Tina Richerson (saxophones); Dennis Haldane, Marge Rosen, Angela Smith, Sarah Nelson (trumpets); Carolyn Caster, Mariah Ralston, Erin Easley, Jennifer Kellogg (trombones); Jeremy Jones, Rachael Contorer, Ann Reynolds, Michelle McGowan (rhythm)


Dreamcatcher
Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra
OA2 Records
2004
Tracks: 63rd Street Theme; The Hiding Place; Pura Emocion; Big Mama Louise; Fly Me to the Moon; Nisqually Riff; As Long As I'm Singing; Peanut Vendor; A Foggy Day; Two to Tango; Dreamcatcher
Personnel: Lisa Gordanier, Barbara Hubers-Drake, Sheryl Clark, Linnea Cookson, Ann Babb (saxophones); Denise Cline, Dennis Haldane, Marge Rosen, Shelly Devlin, Angela Smith, Sarah Nelson (trumpets); Carolyn Caster, Mariah Ralston, Cynthia McGowan, Kellyn Haley (trombones); Ann Reynolds, Ellen Finn, Scott Fry (rhythm).

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Date Venue Ticket
May10 Strawfest
Shoreline, WA
Jul19 Port Gardner Landing
Everett, WA
Aug17 Edmonds City Park Summer Festival
Edmonds, WA

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