Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room
Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room

Every youth jam session this season is curated by Steve Treseler and the JazzED House Band, made up of professional musicians and educators.

The House Band play a few tunes and organize the session so that everyone has a chance to play. 

Open to students in grades 6-12; you don't have to be registered in a JazzED program to come. Bring friends!

Parents are encouraged to drop students off at the Royal Room and return at the end.

JAM SESSION SCHEDULE
3:30 PM: Doors Open
4:00-6:00 PM: Jam Session

ADMISSION: Free, no registration required.

Visit https://www.seattlejazzed.org/jam-sessions for more info.

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College Summit + Audition Workshop
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

College Summit + Audition Workshop

This event includes college audition workshops presented by Julliard and Manhattan School of Music graduates and designated times to meet with reps from local, regional and national music schools to make contacts and gather information. Open to grades 9-12, all instruments, including voice. Sliding scale fee from $30.

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Jazz Big Band Placement Day (grades 5 & 6)
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Jazz Big Band Placement Day (grades 5 & 6)

Play and perform under legendary local educators, alongside dedicated students from Seattle and beyond.

 There is a $25 placement fee. If the fee is a financial burden, please use the code WAIVER at registration check-out to waive the fee. Register for Ensemble Placement Days HERE. More information about how placements work and how students should prepare HERE

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Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble Placement Day (grades 7 - 12)
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble Placement Day (grades 7 - 12)

Let your voice soar!

Sing gospel, jazz and more in this ensemble

The “High Priestess of Soul” inspires our pioneering vocal ensemble. As Nina Simone was known to do, we bring together a broad range of styles, but are always steeped in gospel and folk traditions. New director Shaina Shepherd will take this soulful group on an exciting journey as they explore American roots music.

 There is a $25 placement fee. If the fee is a financial burden, please use the code WAIVER at registration check-out to waive the fee. Register for Ensemble Placement Days HERE. More information about how placements work and how students should prepare HERE

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Jazz Big Band Placement Day (grades 7 & 8)
Nov
16
11:30 AM11:30

Jazz Big Band Placement Day (grades 7 & 8)

Play and perform under legendary local educators, alongside dedicated students from Seattle and beyond.

 There is a $25 placement fee. If the fee is a financial burden, please use the code WAIVER at registration check-out to waive the fee. Register for Ensemble Placement Days HERE. More information about how placements work and how students should prepare HERE

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JazzED Drumline Placement Day (grades 7-12)
Nov
16
11:30 AM11:30

JazzED Drumline Placement Day (grades 7-12)

New groove-based, second line style drumline!

The JazzED Drumline Project is directed by Tony Sodano (Garfield High School Drumline and Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline). You’ll be a part of building a groove-based, second line style, funky drumline on brand new Yamaha drums. FUN is the operative word.

 There is a $25 placement fee. If the fee is a financial burden, please use the code WAIVER at registration check-out to waive the fee. Register for Ensemble Placement Days HERE. More information about how placements work and how students should prepare HERE

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Jazz Big Band Placement Day (grades 9 & 10)
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Jazz Big Band Placement Day (grades 9 & 10)

Play and perform under legendary local educators, alongside dedicated students from Seattle and beyond.

 There is a $25 placement fee. If the fee is a financial burden, please use the code WAIVER at registration check-out to waive the fee. Register for Ensemble Placement Days HERE. More information about how placements work and how students should prepare HERE

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New Works Placement Day (grades 9-12)
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

New Works Placement Day (grades 9-12)

The high level, award-winning New Works Ensemble organizes high school students into a group that explores the boundaries of jazz. Grades 9-12.

*We will add a second New Works Ensemble if there is enough interest.

 There is a $25 placement fee. If the fee is a financial burden, please use the code WAIVER at registration check-out to waive the fee. Register for Ensemble Placement Days HERE. More information about how placements work and how students should prepare HERE

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Jazz Big Band Placement Day (grades 11 & 12)
Nov
17
11:30 AM11:30

Jazz Big Band Placement Day (grades 11 & 12)

Play and perform under legendary local educators, alongside dedicated students from Seattle and beyond.

 There is a $25 placement fee. If the fee is a financial burden, please use the code WAIVER at registration check-out to waive the fee. Register for Ensemble Placement Days HERE. More information about how placements work and how students should prepare HERE

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JazzED Youth Orchestra Placement Day (grades 7- 12)
Nov
17
11:30 AM11:30

JazzED Youth Orchestra Placement Day (grades 7- 12)

This new youth orchestra is all about creativity and exploration. Its repertoire will draw from many different genres, like jazz, pop, blues, funk, classical and world music, and will include pieces that feature extended techniques. In addition to playing what’s written on the page, students will also focus on creating their own music through improvisation. This ensemble is perfect for string players of intermediate to advanced ability, and beginning to intermediate improvisation skill. Open to grades 7-12.

 There is a $25 placement fee. If the fee is a financial burden, please use the code WAIVER at registration check-out to waive the fee. Register for Ensemble Placement Days HERE. More information about how placements work and how students should prepare HERE

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Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room

Every youth jam session this season is curated by Steve Treseler and the JazzED House Band, made up of professional musicians and educators.

The House Band play a few tunes and organize the session so that everyone has a chance to play. 

Open to students in grades 6-12; you don't have to be registered in a JazzED program to come. Bring friends!

Parents are encouraged to drop students off at the Royal Room and return at the end.

JAM SESSION SCHEDULE
3:30 PM: Doors Open
4:00-6:00 PM: Jam Session

ADMISSION: Free, no registration required.

Visit https://www.seattlejazzed.org/jam-sessions for more info.

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Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room
Dec
22
4:00 PM16:00

Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room

Every youth jam session this season is curated by Steve Treseler and the JazzED House Band, made up of professional musicians and educators.

The House Band play a few tunes and organize the session so that everyone has a chance to play. 

Open to students in grades 6-12; you don't have to be registered in a JazzED program to come. Bring friends!

Parents are encouraged to drop students off at the Royal Room and return at the end.

JAM SESSION SCHEDULE
3:30 PM: Doors Open
4:00-6:00 PM: Jam Session

ADMISSION: Free, no registration required.

Visit https://www.seattlejazzed.org/jam-sessions for more info.

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Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room
Jan
19
4:00 PM16:00

Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room

Every youth jam session this season is curated by Steve Treseler and the JazzED House Band, made up of professional musicians and educators.

The House Band play a few tunes and organize the session so that everyone has a chance to play. 

Open to students in grades 6-12; you don't have to be registered in a JazzED program to come. Bring friends!

Parents are encouraged to drop students off at the Royal Room and return at the end.

JAM SESSION SCHEDULE
3:30 PM: Doors Open
4:00-6:00 PM: Jam Session

ADMISSION: Free, no registration required.

Visit https://www.seattlejazzed.org/jam-sessions for more info.

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Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room
Feb
23
4:00 PM16:00

Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room

Every youth jam session this season is curated by Steve Treseler and the JazzED House Band, made up of professional musicians and educators.

The House Band play a few tunes and organize the session so that everyone has a chance to play. 

Open to students in grades 6-12; you don't have to be registered in a JazzED program to come. Bring friends!

Parents are encouraged to drop students off at the Royal Room and return at the end.

JAM SESSION SCHEDULE
3:30 PM: Doors Open
4:00-6:00 PM: Jam Session

ADMISSION: Free, no registration required.

Visit https://www.seattlejazzed.org/jam-sessions for more info.

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Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room
Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room

Every youth jam session this season is curated by Steve Treseler and the JazzED House Band, made up of professional musicians and educators.

The House Band play a few tunes and organize the session so that everyone has a chance to play. 

Open to students in grades 6-12; you don't have to be registered in a JazzED program to come. Bring friends!

Parents are encouraged to drop students off at the Royal Room and return at the end.

JAM SESSION SCHEDULE
3:30 PM: Doors Open
4:00-6:00 PM: Jam Session

ADMISSION: Free, no registration required.

Visit https://www.seattlejazzed.org/jam-sessions for more info.

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Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room
May
24
4:00 PM16:00

Seattle JazzED Jam Session (Free!) @ The Royal Room

Every youth jam session this season is curated by Steve Treseler and the JazzED House Band, made up of professional musicians and educators.

The House Band play a few tunes and organize the session so that everyone has a chance to play. 

Open to students in grades 6-12; you don't have to be registered in a JazzED program to come. Bring friends!

Parents are encouraged to drop students off at the Royal Room and return at the end.

JAM SESSION SCHEDULE
3:30 PM: Doors Open
4:00-6:00 PM: Jam Session

ADMISSION: Free, no registration required.

Visit https://www.seattlejazzed.org/jam-sessions for more info.

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Girls Jazz Day
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Girls Jazz Day

  • Kerry Hall/PONCHO Concert Hall at Cornish College of the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You’ll make friends, connect with awesome female role models, and come away inspired to keep improving and developing your musical voice and ideas. 

You'll get more confident when taking a solo. You'll learn the basics and then build on them in a supportive atmosphere. Improv takes courage, but the process doesn't have to be mysterious or scary - and we’ll help you! Our mantra is “Brave, not perfect”.

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Summer Advanced Institute Concert :: Live to Tape for KNKX 88.5 FM
Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

Summer Advanced Institute Concert :: Live to Tape for KNKX 88.5 FM

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The Summer Advanced Institute challenges students to approach jazz with a holistic understanding of its history and development. They spend a week honing their leadership skills and exploring the many styles of Jazz - New Orleans, Jazz Age, Swing, Bebop, and Free.

The performance will also be recorded for radio airing on KNKX 88.5 FM.

Admission: FREE

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JazzED booth at Big Day of Play
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

JazzED booth at Big Day of Play

  • Rainier Playfields and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big Day of Play is the day to play your way as we celebrate Seattle's diversity, build relationships, and get active together! Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for a day full of healthy activities, outdoor sports, water activities, food and tons of fun.

JazzED will be hosting a booth at the event and we would love to see you there!

Go to bigdayofplay.com to pre-register. The first 500 pre-registered people to check-in at the information booth the day of the event will get a prize.

Presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation's Get Moving Initiative.

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Royal Room: Summer Vocal Institute Final Concert
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Royal Room: Summer Vocal Institute Final Concert

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Join us for a free concert at The Royal Room!

DATE: Friday August 16 2019

START TIME: 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Doors at 5:30pm

STUDENT LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 5:30pm

The Summer Vocal Institute is a week long camp led by Johnaye Kendrick and Eric Verlinde. Learn more here.

Our students perform throughout the year at the Royal Room, one of Seattle’s premiere music venues and our cherished community partner.

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Royal Room: Summer Jazz Ambassadors Session 2
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Royal Room: Summer Jazz Ambassadors Session 2

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DATE: Friday August 9th 2019

START TIME: 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Doors at 6:00pm

STUDENT LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 6:00pm

ROYAL ROOM TABLE RESERVATIONS

  • The Royal Room serves food and drinks.

  • Table reservations are available for folks who are planning to have dinner at the show. We strongly recommend making a reservation to guarantee seats.

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Students should plan to arrive promptly at 6:00PM.

  • Students should wear their camp t-shirt.

  • The Royal Room has piano and drums, so those musicians do not need to bring anything unless otherwise instructed by their teacher. Guitar players should bring their own amp if possible.

  • Limited free street parking is available in the residential areas near the venue but give yourself time to park and walk.

    • (Parking tip from a JazzED staff member: "I personally would recommend parking in the lot located on S Ferdinand Street and 39th Ave S, just one block north of Rainier Avenue. It’s an easy walk to the Royal Room from there and the is usally plenty of spots available. It’s $2 an hour to park.")

  • If you need to unload an instrument there are temporary spots in front of the venue.

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Live at the Columbia City Farmers Market: Summer Jazz Ambassadors
Aug
7
4:00 PM16:00

Live at the Columbia City Farmers Market: Summer Jazz Ambassadors

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You’ll be bopping to music while shopping for veggies. Can’t wait to see you there!

Summer Jazz Ambassadors gives middle and high schoolers a chance to play less explored genres like Funk, Salsa, and Afro-Beat. Older students have the opportunity to mentor younger students and earn community service hours as Leaders-in-Training. Learn more here.

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Free Block Party! - Free music & food to celebrate our future new building and our 10th birthday!
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Free Block Party! - Free music & food to celebrate our future new building and our 10th birthday!

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Seattle JazzED is turning 10 years old - and we want to celebrate with you at the site of our future home in Rainier Valley! If you've ever been a part of Seattle JazzED - this is for YOU! And if you've never heard of JazzED until now but you're into music education and awesomeness, this is for you too.

You’ll hear the JazzED Summer Second Line (hot off their Torchlight Parade debut), plus a performances by Banda Vagos, Seattle’s premier Mexican banda and the JazzED Messengers (an all-star cast of our beloved teaching artists).

Also! Free hot dogs + Birthday Cake + Prizes + Kids' activites

Block-party goers will be some of the first to see prelimiary designs for our future building - we’d love your feedback!

We’re currently soliciting community orgs who would like to have a table at the block party. If this is you, please RSVP to ricardo@seattlejazzed.org.

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Seafair Torchlight Parade: Seattle JazzED Summer Second Line Project
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Seafair Torchlight Parade: Seattle JazzED Summer Second Line Project

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Parade starts at 7:30PM, near the Space Needle. Exact call time and staging area for students TBD, awaiting final confirmation from the Seafair organization. We’ll update you and your student as soon as we know. Parade route map here.

This event is free and open to the public, with reserved seating available for purchase. The Seattle JazzED Second Line Project is a new ensemble inspired by the long time New Orleans second line tradition. We’ll be marching in the parade this year!

About the Seafair Torchlight Parade…

Since 1950, thousands of spectators have gathered on a warm July night to watch as parade units march, float and dance in celebration of Seattle. In it’s 70th year, the parade continues to highlight and celebrate traditions in Greater Seattle’s diverse cultural landscape as well as start new traditions, welcoming those new to the Seattle area. The 2019 Alaska Airlines Torchlight Parade will feature entries both old and new and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser on this momentous year.

- Seafair.com


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Royal Room: Summer Jazz Ambassadors Session 1
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Royal Room: Summer Jazz Ambassadors Session 1

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Join us for a free concert at The Royal Room!

The Summer Jazz Ambassadors is a two-week long camp thatgives middle and high schoolers a chance to play less explored genres like Funk, Salsa, and Afro-Beat. Older students have the opportunity to mentor younger students and earn community service hours as Leaders-in-Training. Learn more here.

DATE: Friday July 19 2019

START TIME: 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm

STUDENT LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 6:00pm

ROYAL ROOM TABLE RESERVATIONS

  • The Royal Room serves food and drinks.

  • Table reservations are available for folks who are planning to have dinner at the show. We strongly recommend making a reservation to guarantee seats.

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Students should plan to arrive promptly at 6:00PM.

  • Students should wear their camp t-shirt.

  • The Royal Room has piano and drums, so those musicians do not need to bring anything unless otherwise instructed by their teacher. Guitar players should bring their own amp if possible.

  • Limited free street parking is available in the residential areas near the venue but give yourself time to park and walk.

    • (Parking tip from a JazzED staff member: "I personally would recommend parking in the lot located on S Ferdinand Street and 39th Ave S, just one block north of Rainier Avenue. It’s an easy walk to the Royal Room from there and the is usally plenty of spots available. It’s $2 an hour to park.")

  • If you need to unload an instrument there are temporary spots in front of the venue.

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Live at the Columbia City Farmers Market: Summer Jazz Ambassadors
Jul
17
4:00 PM16:00

Live at the Columbia City Farmers Market: Summer Jazz Ambassadors

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You’ll be bopping to music while shopping for veggies. Can’t wait to see you there!

Summer Jazz Ambassadors gives middle and high schoolers a chance to play less explored genres like Funk, Salsa, and Afro-Beat. Older students have the opportunity to mentor younger students and earn community service hours as Leaders-in-Training. Learn more Summer Jazz Ambassadors here.

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Summer Jazz Prep Camp Final Concert - Afternoon Session
Jul
3
3:30 PM15:30

Summer Jazz Prep Camp Final Concert - Afternoon Session

Join us for the exciting final performance of the Summer Jazz Prep Camp. This camp is for musical beginners going into grades 4-8. They’ve spent a week learning their new instruments and they can’t wait to show you what they’ve been working on!

Weather permitting we'll be outside on the playground behind the school, keep an eye out for signage with directions. Campers and their families will return their instruments after the concert and then are invited to stay and talk with staff about registering for the Jazz Prep Ensembles that start in October. 

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Summer Jazz Prep Camp Final Concert - Morning Session
Jul
3
11:30 AM11:30

Summer Jazz Prep Camp Final Concert - Morning Session

Join us for the exciting final performance of the Summer Jazz Prep Camp. This camp is for musical beginners going into grades 4-8. They’ve spent a week learning their new instruments and they can’t wait to show you what they’ve been working on!

Weather permitting we'll be outside on the playground behind the school, keep an eye out for signage with directions. Campers and their families will return their instruments after the concert and then are invited to stay and talk with staff about registering for the Jazz Prep Ensembles that start in October. 

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Girls Ellington Project at Earshot's "Art of Jazz"
Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

Girls Ellington Project at Earshot's "Art of Jazz"

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The Girls Ellington Project will perform at the the Seattle Art Museum as part of Earshot Jazz’s "Art of Jazz" series. Being featured on this series is a big honor and it’s sure to be a great show.

These after-work concerts are free with museum admission — a great bargain given the two-for-one line up of fine jazz and art exhibitions. The series is a collaboration between Earshot Jazz and the Seattle Art Museum. Concerts presented at 5:30 on the second Thursday of every month.

Rehearsals: Thursday 5/30 and 6/6, 5:30-8:30 @ JazzED
When: arrive 4:45, play 5:30-7:30 (two 45 minute sets)
Wear: concert black with #jazzgirl pins
Bring: Everything you need to perform (instrument, cords, stand, music, etc); piano provided
Load-in: drums and bass through loading dock @ Union, individuals through art museum doors by "hammering man"

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Royal Room: All-Star Combos Showcase
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Royal Room: All-Star Combos Showcase

Join us for a free concert at The Royal Room!

DATE: Wednesday May 29 2019

START TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm

STUDENT LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 6:30pm

  • Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock combos, coached by Kareem Kandi

  • Lil Hardin and Hank Mobley combos, coached by Dmitri Matheny

  • Paquito D’Rivera combo, coached by Freddy Gonzalez

Performing ensembles are part of our All Star Combo program which serves approximately 40 students each year. Learn more here.


Our students perform throughout the year at the Royal Room, one of Seattle’s premiere music venues and our cherished community partner.

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The Kareem Kandi Band at Egan's Ballard Jam House
May
24
9:00 PM21:00

The Kareem Kandi Band at Egan's Ballard Jam House

A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage.

Kareem is a versatile saxophonist and composer with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, Classical and Funk, and has been performing throughout the U.S. and abroad for years, gaining attention from critics and audiences alike.  While staying true to musical styles of the past, he also keeps an eye towards the future by composing original music as well as new arrangements of timeless songs from the great American songbook.

All ages, $15 cover

JazzED Connection: Kareem Kandi coaches JazzED All-Star Combos and teaches at the Summer Jazz Prep Camp.

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The Westerlies at Fremont Abbey
May
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Westerlies at Fremont Abbey

The Westerlies are a New York-based brass quartet comprised of childhood friends from Seattle: Riley Mulherkar and Chloe Rowlands on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone.

Formed in 2011, the self-described “accidental brass quartet” takes its name from the prevailing winds that travel from the West to the East. “Skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR’s Fresh Air), The Westerlies explore jazz, roots and chamber music influences to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both "folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music). Equally at home in concert halls and living rooms, The Westerlies navigate a wide array of venues and projects with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along.

All ages, some seating available, bar w/ ID (profits to charity)

Tickets $10 - $20, special $5 tickets for JazzED students with code JazzEd0521

JazzED Connection: Several members of the ensemble are JazzED faculty and former JazzED students.

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Seattle JazzED Jamboree!
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Seattle JazzED Jamboree!

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Join us for a celebration of jazz! Hear your favorite tunes performed by bands directed by some of Seattle's best, including Clarence Acox, Wayne Horvitz, Darin Faul, Cora Jackson and many more. This is a jam-packed event, with ensembles representing the spectrum of JazzED students, from our youngest beginners to our most advanced high school students. And this year, our new JazzED Drumline Project will perform. Don't miss it.

Seattle JazzED is the premier youth jazz organization in the Seattle region, serving kids in grades 4-12, and was the winner of the 2015 Seattle Mayor's Arts Award.

There will be JazzED merchandise and food and beverages available for purchase.
Free admission, no tickets required.

Carlson Theatre is building “E” on the map below (bottom left corner). Parking is available in lots #12, 10, 8, 6.

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Participant Information:
This is the final concert for the JazzED Ensembles.
*All performers arrive 30 minutes prior to their performance time.
Performance order:

  • 10:00am Doors Open

  • 10:30am Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble directed by Darin Faul

  • 11:00am Count Basie Ensemble directed by Mark Taylor

  • 11:30am Quincy Jones Ensemble directed by Clarence Acox

  • 12:00pm Louis Armstrong Ensemble directed by Marina Christopher and Jerome Smith

  • 12:30pm Creative Orchestra Project directed by Wayne Horvitz

  • 1:00pm Drumline Project directed by Tony Sodano

  • 1:30pm New Works Ensemble directed by Wayne Horvitz

  • 2:00pm Melba Liston Ensemble directed by Kelly Clingan

  • 2:30pm Prep Ensembles directed by Cora Jackson, Ricardo Luna, Kelsey Mines, Sherrell Mitchell, Tony Sodano, Dan Wickham, Darrius Willrich

  • 3:15pm Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble directed by Cora Jackson and Sherrell Mitchell

  • 3:45pm Benny Goodman Ensemble directed by Ricardo Luna

  • 4:15pm Show ends/Load out

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The Kareem Kandi Band at Vito's
May
11
9:30 PM21:30

The Kareem Kandi Band at Vito's

A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage.

Kareem is a versatile saxophonist and composer with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, Classical and Funk, and has been performing throughout the U.S. and abroad for years, gaining attention from critics and audiences alike.  While staying true to musical styles of the past, he also keeps an eye towards the future by composing original music as well as new arrangements of timeless songs from the great American songbook.

21+, free

JazzED Connection: Kareem Kandi coaches JazzED All-Star Combos and teaches at the Summer Jazz Prep Camp.

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Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble performs at Seattle Rep
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble performs at Seattle Rep

The Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble performs at Seattle Repertory Theatre as part of their new play Nina Simone: Four Women. Students will perform in the theatre lobby after the play ends, where friends and family are welcome to watch.

JazzED Family/Friends are able to purchase additional tickets at a 20% discount using the following link www.seattlerep.org/PROMO/JAZZED or going directly to the Seattle Prep website www.seattlerep.org and using JAZZED as the promo code. 

SCHEDULE
Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019
Play Start Time: 2:00 PM
Student Call Time: 3:15 PM
Performance Time: 3:45 PM

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BDX Drumline Festival
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

BDX Drumline Festival

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Join us for the 2019 BDX Drumline Festival!

Open to middle and high school drumlines, directed by Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline assistant director Tony Sodano. Audience attends free.

Each group will have a chance to perform and to participate in a new 20 minute educational clinic. BDX 2019 will end with a performance from the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline. This is traditionally the first full group performance of the season for Blue Thunder.

Food, drink, and merch will be available for sale. Cash, check and card accepted, all proceeds go directly to the Seattle JazzED Scholarship fund.

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The Kareem Kandi Band at the Triple Door
May
10
9:00 PM21:00

The Kareem Kandi Band at the Triple Door

A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage.

Kareem is a versatile saxophonist and composer with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, Classical and Funk, and has been performing throughout the U.S. and abroad for years, gaining attention from critics and audiences alike.  While staying true to musical styles of the past, he also keeps an eye towards the future by composing original music as well as new arrangements of timeless songs from the great American songbook.

21+, free

JazzED Connection: Kareem Kandi coaches JazzED All-Star Combos and teaches at the Summer Jazz Prep Camp.

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2019 City of Music Career Day
Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

2019 City of Music Career Day

If you have always dreamed about having a career in music or simply looking to explore professional opportunities before making a decision on which career path is right for you, City of Music Career Day is the right place to start your journey.

City of Music Career Day is a free event providing young people, ages 13-24, the chance to spend the day with working musicians and industry professionals to learn what it takes to make it in a competitive, yet rewarding world of music.

Activities will include networking, experiential learning, engaging conversations, round table discussions and a Table Fair.

Registration is free and lunch will be provided. Register HERE, deadline April 12th.

City of Music Career Day is produced by One Reel and presented by the Seattle Music Commission and the City of Seattle’s Office of Film + Music.

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Orrin Evans at the Royal Room // New Works Ensemble opening
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

Orrin Evans at the Royal Room // New Works Ensemble opening

The New Works Ensemble will be opening for Orrin Evans of The Bad Plus .

SCHEDULE
6:00 PM                          Doors Open / Call time / Soundcheck
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM         New Works performs

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Performing ensembles are part of our Big Band Ensemble program which serves approximately 200 students each year. Learn more here.


Our students perform throughout the year at the Royal Room, one of Seattle’s premiere music venues and our cherished community partner. 

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Girls Ellington Project Goes to Swing Central in Savannah!
Apr
2
to Apr 6

Girls Ellington Project Goes to Swing Central in Savannah!

  • 649 West Jones Street Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)
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We’re going national! Congrats to our girls for getting into Swing Central - a national blind audition selection process. Read the Crosscut article and the KUOW article.

To watch the LIVESTREAM of their performance in Savannah, tune in Friday, April 5 at 6:50am Pacific Time at this link: https://livestream.com/WTOC/events/8136137

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Swing Central Jazz

Marcus Roberts, Director | April 3–5, 2019

Swing Central Jazz is a three-day workshop and competition with a collective approach to big band jazz instruction. Led by pianist/composer/educator Marcus Roberts, the clinician team includes a wide range of jazz educators such as Jason Marsalis, Jim Ketch (Associate Director), Brianna Thomas and Wycliffe Gordon.

Congratulations to our 2019 Finalists!

  • Agoura High School Jazz “A” (Agoura Hills, CA) – Bob Hackett, dir.

  • Albemarle High School Jazz Ensemble (Charlottesville, VA) – Greg Thomas, dir.

  • Byron Center High School Jazz Orchestra (Byron Center, MI) – Marc Townley, dir.

  • Calabasas Jazz “A” Band (Calabasas, CA) – Aaron Kohen, dir.

  • Enloe High School Jazz Ambassadors (Raleigh, NC) – Robert C. Hunter, dir.

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Big Band (New York, NY) – Matt Buttermann, dir.

  • Memphis Central High School Jazz Band (Memphis, TN) – Ollie Liddell, dir.

  • Plymouth Canton Educational Park John Coltrane Ensemble (Canton, MI) – Noah Bellamy, dir.

  • Rio Americano PM Jazz Ensemble (Sacramento, CA) – Maxwell Kiesner, dir.

  • Seattle JazzED Girls Ellington Project (Seattle, WA) – Kelly Clingan, dir.

  • Spruce Creek High School 12 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble (Port Orange, FL) – Robert Bosma, dir.

  • Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Ensemble (Tarpon Springs, FL) – Chris De León, dir.

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Royal Room Show: New Works Ensemble
Mar
31
4:30 PM16:30

Royal Room Show: New Works Ensemble

Join us for a free concert at The Royal Room!

DATE: Sunday March 31 2019
START TIME: 4:30pm-6:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm
STUDENT LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 4:00pm

  • New Works Ensemble directed by Wayne Horvitz

Performing ensembles are part of our Big Band Ensemble & Vocal Ensemble program which serves approximately 200 students each year. Learn more here.


Our students perform throughout the year at the Royal Room, one of Seattle’s premiere music venues and our cherished community partner. 

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Blue Note Records documentary with Garfield Jazz combo
Mar
24
6:50 PM18:50

Blue Note Records documentary with Garfield Jazz combo

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes chronicles the pioneering jazz label Blue Note Records, the first recording showcase of talents like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and many more iconic jazz legends. Gorgeous black-and-white archival photographs, album covers, and stirring video of live performances by jazz greats are underscored by a crisp, rich soundtrack spanning the record label’s 80-year history.

Garfield High School Jazz Program Combo will play a rousing set before the showing.

Tickets are $12 - $15 and can be purchased at the Box Office starting at 6:20 day of show, or online HERE.

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Royal Room Show: Louis Armstrong Ensemble and Benny Goodman Ensemble
Mar
24
4:30 PM16:30

Royal Room Show: Louis Armstrong Ensemble and Benny Goodman Ensemble

Join us for a free concert at The Royal Room!

DATE: Sunday March 24 2019
START TIME: 4:30pm-6:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm
STUDENT LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 4:00pm

  • Louis Armstrong Ensemble directed by Marina Christopher and Jerome Smith

  • Benny Goodman Ensemble directed by Ricardo Luna

Performing ensembles are part of our Big Band Ensemble & Vocal Ensemble program which serves approximately 200 students each year. Learn more here.


Our students perform throughout the year at the Royal Room, one of Seattle’s premiere music venues and our cherished community partner. 

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