We here at SJCE are so excited and thankful that we reached our funding goal of $1500 to make our first record.  We recorded 7 compositions by local Seattle composers Samantha Boshnack, Beth Fleenor, Jim Knodle, Chad McCullough, Nate Omdal, Michael Owcharuk, and Philadelphia composer Michael Catts.

We had a lot of fun at the recording session and this video shows it:

Look for the record in December 2011.

Thank you to our gracious donors who made this happen:

Sustaining Patrons: Basil Gavalas, Ed Arnold, Olena Schumylowych, Justin Smith & Jeanne Freng, Anna de Santis.

Executive Producers: Kim Dalton, Marsha Omdal, Liz Sanderson.

Associate Producers: Alden Kroll, Danielle Vaughn, Karen Bermudez, Colleen Benson, Robert Ross.

Producers: Josie Herman, Richard Rodseth, Joshua Shafkind, Catherine Grealish, Reed Omdal.


Community Partners:

Recording studio time made possible in part by a grant from Jack Straw Productions.

Rehearsal space provided by Belltown Ballet and Conditioning Studio.

Food provided by Blue Moon Burgers.

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About seattlejazzcomposersensemble

SJCE was first conceived by co-directors Michael Owcharuk and Nate Omdal in 2007. Their love of large ensemble music instilled a desire to create an infrastructure that provides opportunities for other local composers and musicians to create and perform new large ensemble music. Since then, SJCE has commissioned 15 composers, featured over 30 musicians, produced several large concert events a year, and performed many grassroots concerts; all sustained through community support. SJCE has received support from 4Culture, The Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and has garnered media attention from the Seattle Times, The Stranger, and 94.9fm KUOW. SJCE is an partner artist program of the non-profit fiscal sponsorship and consultation company Shunpike, a 501(c)(3).

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