The Pacific Northwest’s beloved big band jazz ensemble, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO), joins forces with Seattle-based jazz vocalist Jacqueline Tabor for a tribute to Louis Armstrong! SRJO co-director Michael Brockman leads this sensational program as SRJO lights up the Benaroya Hall stage with some of Armstrong’s most iconic standards.
Saxophonist/arranger Michael Brockman is the co-director of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Brockman is a long-time faculty member at the University of Washington School of Music and is a recent inductee into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame.
Jacqueline Tabor is a premier jazz and blues-infused vocalist of the Pacific Northwest who won the Earshot Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 2012, 2018 and 2019. The Tabor sound is deeply human and contains the perfect amount of sustained vibrato, touched by the emotions contained in the lyrics. Tabor has released three albums, with her third, The Lady in the Gown, comprising 15 jazz tunes, including her original title track, which was nominated for Earshot Jazz Album of the Year in 2018.
SRJO is the Northwest's premier big band jazz ensemble. Founded in 1995, the 17-piece big band is made up of the most prominent jazz soloists and band leaders in the greater Seattle area.
Seattle Symphony Live is generously sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger & Jens Bruun. SRJO: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong is generously underwritten by Lyle and Andrea Snyder.