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Marge Rosen

Marge Rosen is a busy music educator, trumpet player and percussionist. 

She is a founding member, lead trumpet and the Executive Director for the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra.

Marge is a music instructor at Peninsula College in Port Angeles and the director for the college jazz ensemble.

She is the music director of Stardust Big Band and also plays trumpet with the band.

Marge conducts the Port Townsend Summer Band and performs with the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra.


Album Review

Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra: Dreamcatcher

Read "Dreamcatcher" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Here's more conclusive evidence, if any were needed, that jazz is no longer solely a man's game. The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra joins the burgeoning ranks of all-female big bands that include DIVA, Maiden Voyage, Germany's United Women's Orchestra, Japan's Blue Aeronauts and ensembles led by Chrissy Lee and Kit McClure with an auspicious debut album that proves there's much more than redwoods, rain and remarkably handsome scenery in the Pacific Northwest.

In the interest of full disclosure, it should ...

Album Review

Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra: Dreamcatcher

Read "Dreamcatcher" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

According to the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra web site ,

The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra was formed to nurture the musical, educational and artistic growth of individual musicians, to encourage women to become involved in jazz performance/composition as a career or avocation, and to foster community interest in and appreciation of jazz as an art form.

It's a mission statement, I suppose, a little wordy, with admirable intentions; and if Dreamcatcher, the group's recent set of concert performances, ...

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