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Featuring some of the top female jazz musicians in the region, the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra will perform on the main stage of the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College on March 15.

Showcasing high intensity jazz, tight harmonies, and lush dynamic sounds, the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra has thrilled audiences for more than 14 years across several continents. The orchestra proudly features the original music of many regional and international composers and arrangers, including Jill Townsend, Hazel Leach, Robin Holcomb, Nelda Swiggett, Ann Reynolds, Roberta Piket, Leigh Pilzer, Patty Darling, Mathilde Grooss Viddal, and musical director, Dr. Daniel Barry.

Opening the evening is the SPSCC Jazz Band, a newly created band made up of students enrolled in the jazz band course at the college focusing on jazz theory, history and performance.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. Tickets are $12 for the general public; $10 for non-SPSCC students, seniors and military; $8 for groups of 10 or more; and free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. Tickets will be available at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office, online at, or by calling (360) 753-8586. For more information about the event or about the SPSCC Jazz Band, contact James Schneider at (360) 596-5291 or via e-mail at


Dean of College Relations
Kellie Purce Braseth
South Puget Sound Community College
(360) 596-5214
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