The Emerald City Jazz Orchestra is one of Seattle, Washington's most exciting big bands. The group is made up of the areas top young players, combined with the writing talents of one of the finest writers and arrangers to be found anywhere. Matso Limtiaco's compositions and arrangements have been used in local schools and colleges for years, but nothing can come close to the material that Matso has prepared specifically for our band.
The ECJO is a hard swinging band that is full of exciting soloists and performers. Many of the band members are seen performing with many other groups in town, usually with more then one other ECJO member in the group as well.
With the completion of our first CD Alive and Swingin', the group received wide spread recognition and radio play from local station KPLU all of the the way to radio stations in London, England and Tokyo, Japan.
In November of 2005, the band's second release "Come Rain Or Come Shine" featuring 12 arrangements by Matso Limtiaco was released.
For exciting Jazz, the band is not to be missed, as Bobby Shew states "I hope this band lasts forever."
The ECJO also has a full book of dance band music.