Tuesday, November 18, 2008

James Moody and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

The 2008 Earshot Jazz Festival included a pair of performances by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO), featuring guest artist James Moody. The October 31 and November 1, 2008, performances were held in the Nordstrom Recital Hall in Seattle and the Kirkland Performance Center. James Moody is a legendary saxophonist and flutist, honored as an NEA Jazz Master in 1998. Jim Wilkie of radio station KPLU recorded the Kirkland session and you can hear musical selections in streaming audio. Photographer and SRJO board of directors member Bruce Moore captured images of the Kirkland performance.

As an SRJO board member, after the performance, I attended and photographed an informal reception for band members, the SRJO board of directors and other supporters:

Pianist Randy Halberstadt

Saxophonist Hadley Caliman (left), vocalist and reedman Bernie Jacobs & bassist Phil Sparks

Trumpet player Thomas Marriott (left) & SRJO board president Fletch Waller

Won Mobley, member of the SRJO board of directors

Thomas Marriott (left), saxophonist Mark Taylor & trumpeter Steve Mostovoy

Saxophonist Travis Ranney

James Moody

Drummer & SRJO co-director Clarence Acox (left)

Trombonist Bill Anthony (left) & saxophonist Bill Ramsay (center)

Saxophonist and SRJO co-director Michael Brockman

James Moody, Vicki Brown & photographer Bruce Moore

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