The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with Joe Doria, organ (photo by Daniel Sheehan)
A special Jazz Northwest show of combined highlights from two concerts celebrating Ray Charles and Quincy Jones will air on Sunday, November 22 at 1 pm (PT) on 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org. The full Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is heard in concert from the Kirkland Performance Center, and the SRJO Octet played at The Seattle Art Museum. Hammond B3 organist Joe Doria and singer Dean Bowman are guests with the orchestra and Bernie Jacobs is guest vocalist with the octet. Both concerts were presented by Earshot and recorded earlier this month for this broadcast.
Ray Charles and Quincy Jones began their historic collaboration when they met in Seattle sixty years ago. Both went on to international fame and became megastars in popular music as well as jazz and soul music. Their famous 1961 album together “Genius + Soul = Jazz” remains a landmark in American music and provides the basis for these concerts.
The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is co-directed by Clarence Acox and Michael Brockman and presents a regular concert season in Seattle and Kirkland. For more information see srjo.org , Joe Doria’s website is joedoriamusic.com
Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88-5 KPLU and kplu.org. A podcast of the show is available after the airdate at kplu.org.