Free Jam Session w/ Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

Free Jam Session w/ Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

photo by AmberZbitnoff

photo by AmberZbitnoff

December Guest: Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, fiddle, guitar, vocals

Drop into a free youth jam session 

Every youth jam session is curated by a professional musician and begins with a 45-minute jam session basics class, leading into the jam session. 

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

THE VIBE
Our jam sessions are designed give you the opportunity to play jazz standards and work on your improvisation. Whether you're learning how to solo or working on advanced techniques, our Jam Sessions work for all students.

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Free Jam Session w/ Anton Schwartz
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

Free Jam Session w/ Anton Schwartz

photo by Matt May

photo by Matt May

January Guest: Anton Schwartz, tenor saxophonist

Drop into a free youth jam session + master class

Every youth jam session is curated by a professional musician and begins with a 45-minute jam session basics class, leading into the jam session. 

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

THE VIBE
Our jam sessions are designed give you the opportunity to play jazz standards and work on your improvisation. Whether you're learning how to solo or working on advanced techniques, our Jam Sessions work for all students.

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Free Jam Session w/ Special Guest TBD
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Free Jam Session w/ Special Guest TBD

March Guest: TBD

Drop into a free youth jam session + master class

Every youth jam session is curated by a professional musician and begins with a 45-minute jam session basics class, leading into the jam session. 

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

THE VIBE
Our jam sessions are designed give you the opportunity to play jazz standards and work on your improvisation. Whether you're learning how to solo or working on advanced techniques, our Jam Sessions work for all students.

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Free Jam Session w/ Special Guest TBD
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Free Jam Session w/ Special Guest TBD

May Guest: TBD

Drop into a free youth jam session + master class

Every youth jam session is curated by a professional musician and begins with a 45-minute jam session basics class, leading into the jam session. 

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

THE VIBE
Our jam sessions are designed give you the opportunity to play jazz standards and work on your improvisation. Whether you're learning how to solo or working on advanced techniques, our Jam Sessions work for all students.

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Audition Day! Grades 9-12 + New Works Ensemble & Creative Music Orchestra
Nov
19
9:00 AM09:00

Audition Day! Grades 9-12 + New Works Ensemble & Creative Music Orchestra

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Big Band Ensembles (grades 9-12) and New Works Ensemble & Creative Music Orchestra Auditions

Instrumentalists in grades 9-12 who are interested in the Big Band Ensembles, as well as instrumentalists in grades 7-12 who are interested in the New Works Ensemble or Creative Orchestra Project, audition on this day.

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Girls Ellington Project Opening for Lindy West at The Royal Room
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Girls Ellington Project Opening for Lindy West at The Royal Room

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Doors at 6:00pm

Tickets: $15 adv/ $10 Members/ $20 dos

Seattle JazzED Girls Ellington Project Ensemble opens at 7:00pm
The Bushwick Book Club Seattle performs at 8:00pm

Followed by a set by The Wayne Horvitz Trio ft. Ahamefule Oluo and Beth Fleenor

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents original music inspired by Lindy West's Shrill. Bushwick Book Club musicians will read this New York Times best seller and create original works inspired by the book. This book follows Lindy's journey through a culture that values women to be small, quiet, and compliant as possible. With inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm, Lindy boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect. 

Recently interviewed on Comedy Central’s The President’s Show, and NPR’s Fresh AirLindy West will be on hand to offer remarks. 

Bushwick's performers include: 
Debbie Miller
Olivia Claire
Amanda Winterhalter
Wayne Horvitz
JR Rhodes
Moe Provencher
Beth Fleenor
Sean Morse
Michelle Searle
Emily Ann Peterson

and more... 

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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

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JazzED Staff & Family Night at The Royal Room
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

JazzED Staff & Family Night at The Royal Room

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Join us at the Royal Room on Wed, Nov 8 for two sets featuring JazzED directors and coaches. House trio Darrius Willrich, Davy Nefos, and Marina Christopher will set the stage for JazzED teachers to join them for a fun night of music. Students and families are encouraged to come and watch their teachers perform, say hi and hang out.

Wednesday November 8th
LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 6:30 PM
START TIME: 7:30pm-10:00 PM | Doors at 6:30 PM
SET TIMES: Sets 7:30-8:30 PM and 9:00-10:00 PM

Questions? Email kelly@seattlejazzed.org

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College Summit + Audition Workshop w/ Riley Mulherkar and Willem de Koch
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

College Summit + Audition Workshop w/ Riley Mulherkar and Willem de Koch

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Looking to play music in college?

Find the school that's right for YOU. 

Learn how to set up an audition, evaluate schools, and apply for music scholarships. This event includes a 2-hour college audition workshop, lunch-panel discussion with college reps, and plenty of time to visit each school's table to make contacts and gather information.

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Girls Jazz Sleepover Weekend!
Oct
14
to Oct 15

Girls Jazz Sleepover Weekend!

One weekend. 100% dedicated to girls who play music (or sing!)

This is going to be SO.MUCH.FUN. Learn tons of great stuff in all day clinics with world-famous female music faculty, plus you’ll bond with other girls at group meals, movie night, all-sing and more.

At the end of the weekend, you'll perform as an ensemble for your friends and family. You'll make friends, connect with professional female musicians, and come away inspired and empowered to keep playing, singing and being yourself. 

Click here to see the schedule, faculty list, cost, scholarship codes and registration link. 

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Free Jam Session + Master Class w/ Naomi Siegel
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Free Jam Session + Master Class w/ Naomi Siegel

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October Guest: Naomi Siegel, trombonist and composer

Drop into a free youth jam session + master class

Every youth jam session is curated by a professional musician, beginning with a 45-minute master class, leading in to a jam session. 

It's open to any student in grade 6-12; you don't have to be registered in a JazzED program to come. In other words, bring your friends.

ELIGIBILITY
Grades 6-12. All instruments and vocals welcome.

REGISTRATION
No registration required. All students will be asked to sign in with name and email. 

SCHEDULE
6:30-7:15 PM masterclass
7:15-9:00 PM jam session

COST
Free. Would like to donate to keep these kinds of events free for all kids? Click here. Thank you!

SNACKS
If you'd like to bring something to share, like chips, cookies, etc, please do so!

2017-2018 DATES

Friday, October 13 - Naomi Siegel
Friday, December 8
Friday, January 26
Friday, March 9
Friday, May 11
Friday, July 13

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Professional Development Day for Current and Future Music Educators
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Professional Development Day for Current and Future Music Educators

Fall Professional Development Day
Friday, October 13th, 2017
Washington schools in-service day/no student day

Location
Seattle JazzED Classrooms at the MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center. Click here for a map.

Faculty
Kelly Barr Clingan, Seattle JazzED Education Director
Beth Fortune, Washington Middle School

Cost & Registration

  • Registration is $125 full day, $75 half day (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
  • Grad students and student teachers, use code STUDENT at check out for 50% off. 
  • 10 clock hours (equal to one credit) are available for WMEA members who attend the full day
  • Certificate of completion for all full day attendees.

Click here to see the schedule of sessions and register online. 

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Seattle JazzED at Seattle Design Festival's Block Party: Jam Garden
Sep
9
to Sep 10

Seattle JazzED at Seattle Design Festival's Block Party: Jam Garden

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Head down to Occidental Park the weekend of September 9 & 10. JazzED students will be jamming as part of the Seattle Design Festival Block Party. This is a free, family-friendly event. 

Block Party schedule 10AM-6PM. JazzED students performing 12PM-4PM. 

Learn more: http://www.designinpublic.org/event/jam-garden/

Thank you to Encore Architects for inviting us to be part of their installation. 

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Free Outdoor Concert + Workshop!
Aug
2
12:30 PM12:30

Free Outdoor Concert + Workshop!

You and your favorite young people are invited to a free Seattle JazzED Summer Jazz Ambassadors Music Outdoor Concert + Workshop on Wednesday, August 2nd. 

This fun music workshop is designed for kids ages 6-13. 

Kids who come to the workshop will hear awesome music, try out instruments and even get to drum in a rhythm battle!

Bring your kids and a picnic lunch! 

Please note the concert is outside and the seating is on concrete so bring a blanket or fold-up chairs to sit on. We will provide limited seating. 

RSVP or send questions to britt@seattlejazzed.org.

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Free Outdoor Concert + Workshop!
Jul
20
12:30 PM12:30

Free Outdoor Concert + Workshop!

Free Outdoor Concert +Workshop!


You and your favorite young people are invited to a free Seattle JazzED Summer Jazz Ambassadors Music Outdoor Concert + Workshop on Thursday, July 20th. 

This fun music workshop is designed for kids ages 6-13. 

Kids who come to the workshop will hear awesome music, try out instruments and even get to drum in a rhythm battle!

Bring your kids and a picnic lunch! 

Please note the concert is outside and the seating is on concrete so bring a blanket or fold-up chairs to sit on. We will provide limited seating. 

RSVP or send questions to britt@seattlejazzed.org.

 

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Summer Jazz Prep Camp - Sold out!
Jun
26
to Jun 30

Summer Jazz Prep Camp - Sold out!

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Kickstart your summer. Learn to play an instrument at JazzED!

At the Summer Jazz Prep camp kids in grades 4-6 will pick an instrument, begin reading music and learn to play songs in a beginning band.

Click HERE for more info.

Did you miss the camp? You can still learn to play music and be in a JazzED band. Register now for the Jazz Prep Ensembles which kick-off in October. Instrument loan assistance and scholarships are always available. 

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#EducationSoWhite Resource Fair
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

#EducationSoWhite Resource Fair

Seattle JazzED will be tabling at the #EducationSoWhite community resource fair before the talk/panel at 7:30pm.

Event Description: Over 80 percent of teachers in American public schools are white, while the majority of students are kids of color. #EducationSoWhite will expand on conversations about the impact of imbalanced representation that were started last fall at Town Hall’s popular #JournalismSoWhite event. A panel of dynamic education leaders will examine the impact of the gaps in our schools currently separating students and teachers. The topics that will be fueling this event include: the achievement gap, ideas for solutions in recruiting and retaining teachers of color, equitable restorative justice practices, the school-to-prison pipeline, inclusion—not just tolerance—for LGBTQ/QPOC teachers and students, and more.

Kristin Leong, M.Ed., Town Hall’s new Community Programs Curator, will be opening this event with a presentation about her TED-Ed Innovation Project RollCallProject.com, based on her recent TEDx talk which opened TEDxWWU 2017.

Panelists include:
Jesse Hagopian, Garfield High School
Joy Williamson-Lott, University of Washington College of Education
Sharonne Navas, Equity in Education Coalition of Washington
Saraswati Noel, Seattle World School
Nathan Simoneaux, Garfield High School

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Seattle Met's Generocity
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Seattle Met's Generocity

I hope you can join us on Tuesday, June 13th at Paul Allen's Living Computers Museum for the Generocity party hosted by Seattle Met Magazine. 

We're thrilled to be one of the 40 Seattle nonprofits included this year.

Look for the JazzED "Jazz-aroke" booth! Yes, we're doing live jazz karaoke with real musicians (but no pressure to sing I promise). 

Buy tickets right here.

 

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Seattle JazzED Jamobree at Town Hall
May
21
11:00 AM11:00

Seattle JazzED Jamobree at Town Hall

JazzED Jamboree

All performers arrive 30 minutes before show

Performance Order:

11:00    Doors Open
11:30    Quincy Jones Ensemble (call time 11:00)
12:00    Mary Lou Williams Ensemble (call time 11:30)
12:30    Benny Goodman Ensemble (call time 12:00)
1:00     Count Basie Ensemble (call time 12:30)
1:30     Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble (call time 1:00)
2:00    Vocal Ensemble (call time 1:30)
2:30     Louis Armstrong Ensemble (call time 2:00)
3:00    New Works Ensemble (call time 2:30)

Looking for the Volunteer and Food Donation link? Right this way.

For Jamboree Listing on the Town Hall website, click here.

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Big Band Ensembles Parent Coffee Meet-up
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

Big Band Ensembles Parent Coffee Meet-up

JazzED families are invited to join us anytime between 1pm and 5pm for a coffee meet-up during your student’s rehearsal.

What to expect-

  • Bring a baked good to share (only if you can, it's not required!)
  • We provide the coffee
  • Meet other JazzED families
  • Listen in on a rehearsal
  • Get a chance to check in with JazzED staff if you have any questions or concerns.

Dizzy Gillespie Coffee starts at 1pm
Benny Goodman Coffee starts at 2pm
Quincy Jones Coffee starts at 4pm
Count Basie Coffee starts at 6pm

 

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Big Band Ensembles Parent Coffee Meet-up
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Big Band Ensembles Parent Coffee Meet-up

JazzED families are invited to join us anytime between 1pm and 5pm for a coffee meet-up during your student’s rehearsal.

What to expect-

  • Bring a baked good to share (only if you can, it's not required!)
  • We provide the coffee
  • Meet other JazzED families
  • Listen in on a rehearsal
  • Get a chance to check in with JazzED staff if you have any questions or concerns.

Louis Armstrong Coffee starts at 1pm
Mary Lou Williams Coffee starts at 2pm
Ella Fitzgerald Coffee starts at 4pm

 

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Royal Room Show: All-Star Combos
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Royal Room Show: All-Star Combos

All-Star Combos Royal Room performance!
Doors 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Free and open to the public

Reservations are encouraged. Call the Royal Room at (206) 906-9920 to reserve a table.

Combo Performance Order:
Vi Redd Combo
Joe Zawinul Combo
Art Farmer Combo
Horace Silver Combo
Herbie Hancock Combo

*Performance times subject to slight change. Student families please check emails for final performance updates.

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Royal Room Show: Benny Goodman Ensemble & Intro Ensemble
Mar
26
5:00 PM17:00

Royal Room Show: Benny Goodman Ensemble & Intro Ensemble

Big Band Ensembles Royal Room performance!
Free and open to the public

Reservations are encouraged. Call the Royal Room at (206) 906-9920 to reserve a table. 

Intro Ensemble performs at 5:00 pm, call time 4:15 pm

Benny Goodman performs at 5:45 pm, call time 5:15 pm

*Performance times subject to slight change. Student families please check emails for final performance updates.

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