Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble

SJCE presents the Music of Ennio Morricone

January 15, 2010 · 7 Comments


Seattle composers pay tribute to the legendary film music of Ennio Morricone J&J Music, Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble and University Prep are proud to present Jazz Impressions of Ennio Morricone, a special one-time performance by the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble (SJCE).

On February 19th, 2010 the SJCE will perform its second concert: Jazz Impressions of Ennio Morricone. For the program, SCJE commissioned Seattle composers and arrangers to create 4 new original works and new arrangements of Morricone classics, including music from the films The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, Il Mercenario, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, and Inglourious Basterds (sic). Featured composers include Jim Knodle, Michael Owcharuk, Nate Omdal, Samantha Boshnack, Josh Rawlings, and Ethan Thomas. The music is to be performed by a 17 piece band featuring many of Seattle's top musicians: Cynthia Mullis, Beth Fleenor, Jim Knodle, Jason Parker, Samantha Boshnack, Nelson Bell, Michael Owcharuk, Nate Omdal, Cody Rahn, Scott Morning, Aaron Jenkins, Brian Bermudez, Mike Dodge, Ron Gilchrist, Elsa Nilsson, Ron Gilchrist, and Greg Belisle-Chi. Jazz Impressions of Ennio Morricone will take place Friday, February 19th, 2010 at 7pm at University Prep Founder's Hall, 8000 25th Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98115. The show is all ages and admission is $15 general / $8 students and seniors.

The Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble is a grassroots effort to create and perform new music for large ensemble by Pacific Northwest composers and arrangers. Co-directors Michael Owcharuk and Nate Omdal assemble project-based ensembles from a rotating cast of Seattle's finest musicians. SJCE performs unique, themed concert programs that feature exciting new takes on influential music spanning across much of the Western music canon. Their first concert featured the music of Miles Davis's classic The Birth of the Cool and received rave reviews.

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