Here’s your chance to hear music by two jazz legends in one concert.
The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra concert features music by composer-pianist Dave Brubeck and alto saxophonist Paul Desmond at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.
“Brubeck & Desmond: Inseparable” will be performed Feb. 19 by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets are still available for the Edmonds show, but the two other concerts, Feb. 17 in Seattle and Feb. 18 in Kirkland, are sold out.
The pair of musicians took the jazz world by storm with a special blend of sophisticated swing and a cool attitude. “Take Five” has been the single top-selling jazz hit of all time. It is among the many Brubeck/Desmond chart-toppers in this concert. Others are “Blue Rondo a la Turk,” “The Duke” and “In Your Own Sweet Way.”
This show will include special works composed by Desmond, never before heard in the jazz orchestra’s performances. The 17-piece big band is made up of the most prominent jazz soloists and band leaders in the greater Seattle area.
Next up in the jazz orchestra series is “Ellington’s Such Sweet Thunder” on April 21, 22 and 23. A lover of Shakespeare, Duke Ellington composed the “Such Sweet Thunder Suite” as his tribute to the Bard.
Each movement — including Lady Mac, Sonnet for Sister Kate and The Star-Crossed Lovers — evokes favorite Shakespearean characters or quotes. Guest thespians will present selections from the plays and sonnets that inspired Ellington to create the musical work.
If you go
“Brubeck & Desmond: Inseparable” is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds.
Tickets are $35, or $33 for seniors and $10 for students.
More information at www.srjo.org or by calling 206-523-6159.