The 67-piece Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, the only ensemble of its kind in the country, will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a special concert featuring Academy and Grammy Award winning composer, arranger and pianist, Dave Grusin this Friday evening.
The concert includes the world premiere of “Symphonic Captain’s Journey” by Grammy Award winning guitarist and composer Lee Ritenour.
The SJO, which blends two great musical worlds, jazz and classical is headed up by music directors George Duke and Mitch Glickman, and comprises Los Angeles’ finest jazz soloists and studio musicians. Since 2002, the SJO has commissioned and premiered seven new symphonic jazz works and performed 6 world premieres.
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (SJO) | Marsee Auditorium El Camino College Center for the Arts | Torrance | Friday Nov 9