Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents... Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
SRJO is joined by special guests (including a local favorite, vocalist Reggie Goings) to celebrate the music and legacy of the great Ray Charles. Affectionately called “The Genius” and “Brother Ray,” he launched his national career with his own big band, the Ray Charles Orchestra, and toured with the group around the globe. This concert will feature ” Them That Got,” “One Mint Julep,” “I Got News For You,” and of course, “I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” plus rare, unpublished big band scores played on the road by the RC band, and newly added to the SRJO library.
The award-winning, 17-piece Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) is the Northwest’s premier big band jazz ensemble, co-directed by drummer Clarence Acox, nationally recognized director of bands at Seattle’s Garfield High School, and saxophonist/arranger Michael Brockman, long-time faculty member at the University of Washington School of Music.