Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance & the art of Jacob Lawrence

“Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance:
featuring the paintings & prints of Jacob Lawrence”

Saturday, June 18 (7:30 p.m.) Benaroya Hall/Nordstrom Recital Hall
Sunday, June 19 (3 p.m.) Kirkland Performance Center.

Poster featuring "The Village Quartet" by Jacob Lawrence

"The Village Quartet" by Jacob Lawrence

With special guest soloists from award winning high school jazz programs in our region.

Come hear many of Seattle’s best-loved soloists play fantastic music from the 1930s and 1920s:

  • trumpeters Jay Thomas and Tom Marriott
  • saxophonists Bill Ramsay, Mark Taylor, Michael Brockman and Travis Ranney
  • drummer Clarence Acox
  • clarinetist Dan Wickham
  • trombonists David Marriott and Bill Anthony
  • pianist Randy Halberstadt
  • bassist Phil Sparks


Special guest soloists from award-winning high school jazz programs:

  • Jack Walters, clarinet (Mountlake Terrace High School)
  • Ariel Pocock, piano (Newport High School)
  • Xavier Del Castillo, tenor saxophone (Roosevelt High School)
  • Ian Frost, tenor saxophone (Garfield High School)
  • Zack Hartman, bass (Mercer Island High School)

Featured works:

  • Wrappin’ It Up (Fletcher Henderson)
  • Keep a Song in Your Soul (Fats Waller)
  • Beau Koo Jack  (Louis Armstrong)
  • Stealin’ Apples (Fats Waller)
  • Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington)
  • Creole Love Call (Duke Ellington)
  • East St. Louis Toodle-oo (Duke Ellington)
  • Down South Camp Meetin’ (Fletcher Henderson)
  • and more!

SRJO will hold a fundraising raffle of the above limited-edition, commemorative poster at this weekends concerts. One winner at each concert will receive a framed, Harlem Renaissance concert poster, featuring the Jacob Lawrence painting “Village Quartet” autographed by band members, plus one SRJO CD of the winner’s choice.  Unframed posters will be available for sale after the concert.  Raffle proceeds will help fund future SRJO concerts, recordings and education efforts.

Give yourself a chance to win a wonderful keepsake.
Raffle Tickets are only $10, or better yet, 3 for $25.

Join in the fun! Come on out to savor the sound, and support the joy of JAZZ!

SRJO thanks the Northwest African American Museum for use of the image, and Allison & Ross Fine Art Services, for poster framing.
Regular ticket prices range from $21 to $40

Order by phone (and choose your seats) directly from the
Benaroya Hall/Nordstrom Recital Hall ticket office at 206-215-4747.

Order by phone (and choose your seats) directly from the
Kirkland Performance Center ticket office at 425-893-9900.

Around 50 tickets remain on sale at the concert halls!

In a special effort to encourage attendance by young people at SRJO subscription series concerts, the SRJO offers tickets for all jazz fans ages 25 and below at $15 (for all seats in the house).

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