Highlights from a concert featuring Northwest jazz composers played by the Seattle Repertory Jazz orchestra are featured on Jazz Northwest on Sunday, June 3 at 1 PM PDT on 88.5 KPLU. Eight Seattle area composers and arrangers are represented: Jim Knapp, Bill Ramsay, Jovino Santos Neto, Thomas Marriott, David Marriott Jr., Phil Kelly, Wayne Horvitz and Bob Hammer. A new four-movement suite, "Rockland Sketches" by Bob Hammer is given its world premiere performance in this concert recorded at the Kirkland Performance Center.
The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is co-directed by Clarence Acox and Michael Brockman and includes many of the area's top jazz musicians. This concert was the third of four pairs of concerts presented this 17th season. The final pair of concerts are June 16 and 17 and will feature Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance II. The all-acoustic concert will include music from the Twenties and Thirties by Jimmie Lunceford, Chick Webb, Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington.