26th SEASON & TOUR • WASHINGTON, D.C. AND NATIONAL
OCTOBER 2016 - JUNE 2017
TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017 • BLUES ALLEY, WASHINGTON, DC
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Quartet: Celebrating Ella at 100 featuring Sharon Clark
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017 • CAPITOL THEATRE, CHAMBERSBURG, PA
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
SATURDAY, JUNE 10 • WASHINGTON, DC • 7:30 P.M.
International Influences in Jazz: Rhythm and Tradition
THE SJMO 2016-17 SEASON PASS
Oct. 2016 - Jun. 2017 at the National Museum of American History
Don’t miss a single performance by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra this season! Get the SJMO Season Pass and reserve two seats and for you and a guest at all five of our D.C. concerts from October 2016 to June 2017.
Thanks to valuable feedback from our wonderful audiences this past year, we’re happy to offer a great comprehensive season pass package for all our jazz fans: the SJMO Season Pass 2016-17 and a guarantee for two of the best seats in the house wherever the SJMO performs. What does this mean? For all concerts held in the SJMO’s usual cabaret-style space on the first floor, all SJMO Season Pass Holders will receive two table seats. For our special February concert in the museum’s new Hall of Music, an intimate venue on the third floor with views of the Washington Monument, all SJMO Season Pass Holders will receive two seats in the front rows.
The SJMO Season Pass includes two seats and two complimentary drinks at all five concerts, for a discounted total of $320.00.
UPDATE: The SJMO Season Pass is now sold out.
Tuesday, April 25 • 8:00 p.m. • 10:00 p.m.
Blues Alley • Washington, D.C.
Catch the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at Blues Alley for a special evening on Ella Fitzgerald's centennial. The big band will be joined by special guest Sharon Clark. All tickets must be purchased through Blues Alley.
Sunday, April 30 • 3:00 p.m.
The Capitol Theatre • Chambersburg, PA
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra will be in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania for a special afternoon concert tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at the Capitol Theatre. All tickets must be purchased through Captiol Theatre
Saturday, June 10 • 7:30 p.m.
Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza • First Floor
The quintessential great melting pot, American society has always been greatly impacted and influenced by other cultures from around the world. It’s what makes American culture so unique; the complex quilt of diverse backgrounds, countries, and traditions. A perfect embodiment of this relationship, jazz music has and continues to be influenced by the diversity and traditions of international communities. From the big band fox trot to modern jazz’s complex rhythmic and harmonic structures, the SJMO’s June concert and 2016-17 season finale will explore jazz’s compositional forms and stylistic elements and their origins.
The museum’s Constitution Ave doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and the LeRoy Neiman Jazz Café Stand will be open and serving light fare and drink options for purchase from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food and drink are welcome at seats in the Performance Plaza. More details on the evening will be available soon.
This concert is part of the 2017 DC Jazz Festival.