The Spokane Jazz Orchestra (SJO) returns to the stage at The Bing for the first time in two years for a Holiday Concert featuring the cherished Christmas music of Nat King Cole, with guest vocalist Horace Alexander Young.
The SJO will follow its tradition of also including the music of artists such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Bill Holman, Buddy Rich, and Maynard Ferguson, as well as original compositions and arrangements by members of the ensemble.
Guest artist Horace Alexander Young is an accomplished vocalist, arranger and musician with a great onstage personality. His active touring and recording career spans more than three decades and 19 countries. He is an associate professor at Washington State University, where one of his focus areas is Jazz Studies. Horace has performed alongside some of the biggest names in music including B.B. King, The Manhattans, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Anita Baker, Bill Withers and many others.
The Spokane Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece ensemble made up of some of the best jazz musicians in the Northwest, and is the longest, continuously performing, community-supported jazz orchestra in the United States. Their big band sound has been a staple of the music scene in Spokane and continues to grow in popularity.