I’m really getting excited about the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble’s newest project. This time we will be featuring the music of film composer Ennio Morricone. Recently we found out that we received a smART Ventures grant to help us produce the event. I would like to thank SJCE co-director, Michael Owcharuk for his grant-writing savvy and Paul Rucker of the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film and Music for guiding us along the way. This concert promises to be an exciting blend of musical styles, as we have commissioned several brand new compositions and arrangements by some of Seattle’s finest musicians.