November 14th, 2011
Earshot Jazz Festival 2011 presented Daniel Barry conducting the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, SWOJO, in performance of compositions by Seattle-based composer, pianist, and vocalist Robin Holcomb, and of other remarkable women of jazz.
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 over ten years of thrilling audiences on two continents. Since the first rehearsal in January of 2000, the band has performed at clubs, jazz festivals and concert halls on two continents and performed with many distinguished artists, including Don Lanphere, Ingrid Jensen, Susan Pascal, and many others. SWOJO proudly features the original music of many regional composers and arrangers, including Vern Sielert, Jill Townsend, Hazel Leach, Nelda Swiggett, Roberta Piket, Leigh Pilzer, and their musical director, Dr. Daniel Barry. For this concert, Barry shares conduction of SWOJO with Robin Holcomb in a performance of compositions by the Seattle-based composer, pianist and vocalist, and other remarkable women of jazz