It’s the ideal time to show some love to local non-profits, and Symphonic Jazz Orchestra is a homegrown Culver City treasure. In its first ten years, the SJO experienced tremendous growth and recognition- but the next ten years were just as, if not more, exciting.
In 2012, the SJO was named an inaugural partner of the Carpenter Performing Arts Center’s “Arts for Life” series in Long Beach that provides access to arts experiences regardless of age, education or economic ability. The SJO has presented eleven free community concerts at CPAC featuring world-renowned soloists such as Dave Grusin, Christian McBride, Lee Ritenour, Bill Cunliffe, Ernie Watts, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Chris Brubeck and Miguel Zénon. And don’t forget Mitch Glickman.
There’s still time to support the future of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra by making your year-end gift today where your donation will be matched by the SJO’s Board of Directors, up to $7,500.
The SJO released its debut recording “Looking Forward Looking Back” on Mack Avenue Records in 2015. The recording featured two of the SJO’s commissioned works by George Duke and Lee Ritenour along with Gershwin’s landmark work that started the symphonic jazz genre “Rhapsody in Blue.”
To donate, go to https://sjomusic.org/donate/