Big Band Jazz - Seattle's Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra
The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra
Paul Gillespie
Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra Trumpet Section
Chris Amemiya
Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra - Saxes & Rhythm Section
Gordon Brown
Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra
Jim Cutler

In the tradition of the top jazz clubs around the world, the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra brings a house big band to the stage at Seattle's Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club. Formed in January of 2004, the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra features top Northwest musicians performing music written by band members, Northwest composers, and classic material that isn't performed enough, including works by Gil Evans, The Stan Kenton Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, and Buddy Rich. Local composers that are regularly featured include Jim Cutler, Daniel Barry, and James DeJoie.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, December 4, 8:30pm: Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra at Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club
  • Sunday, December 11, 8:30pm: Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra at Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club

View all events on the Music Calendar.

Latest News

The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra -- Gimme Some Sugar Baby Jim Cutler and Jamco Music are pleased to announce the release of the latest CD from the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra, Gimme Some Sugar, Baby! The CD consists of 10 tracks, featuring original music written by Jim Cutler, Daniel Barry, and James DeJoie.

"Gimme Some Sugar, Baby! is in essence contemporary big-band jazz of the highest order, splendidly written by Cutler, Barry and DeJoie and unerringly performed by Cutler's first-class ensemble. Thumbs up."

Jack Bowers, AllAboutJazz.com -- read the full review

Learn more about releases by the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra on the Recordings page.

About the Band

The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

"The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra has developed into a solid ensemble. Cutler's music is confident, swinging and exuberant and extends the modern tradition. It all comes together here."
- Jim Wilke, Jazz After Hours, PRI and Jazz Northwest, KPLU

"This ensemble shows Stan Kenton muscle..."
- Downbeat Magazine

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Please join us every Sunday* at 7:30pm and kick off your week in style!

The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra is available for your wedding, party, or corporate event. Let us add the atmosphere and sophistication that only a jazz big band can provide! For booking information, email jazzorchestra@jcutler.com.

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The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

*Some Sundays may have special events booked. Please contact Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club at 206-443-4221 for reservations and to confirm performance dates and times.