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

Summer Jazz Prep Camp - Sold out!

  • Seattle JazzED
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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. 


#EducationSoWhite Resource Fair
Jun
15
6:30 pm18:30

#EducationSoWhite Resource Fair

  • Town Hall Seattle

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

Seattle Met's Generocity
Jun
13
6:00 pm18:00

Seattle Met's Generocity

  • Living Computers: Museum + Labs

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.

 

Seattle JazzED Jamobree at Town Hall
May
21
11:00 am11:00

Seattle JazzED Jamobree at Town Hall

  • Town Hall Seattle

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.

Big Band Ensembles Parent Coffee Meet-up
May
7
1:00 pm13:00

Big Band Ensembles Parent Coffee Meet-up

  • Seattle JazzED

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

 

Big Band Ensembles Parent Coffee Meet-up
May
6
1:00 pm13:00

Big Band Ensembles Parent Coffee Meet-up

  • Seattle JazzED

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

 

Royal Room Show: All-Star Combos
Apr
24
6:30 pm18:30

Royal Room Show: All-Star Combos

  • The Royal Room

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.

Royal Room Show: Count Basie Esemble
Apr
2
6:00 pm18:00

Royal Room Show: Count Basie Esemble

  • The Royal Room

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

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

 Count Basie Ensemble performs at 5:15 pm, call time 6:00 pm

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

Royal Room Show: Benny Goodman Ensemble & Intro Ensemble
Mar
26
5:00 pm17:00

Royal Room Show: Benny Goodman Ensemble & Intro Ensemble

  • The Royal Room

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.

Meet Your Instrument Open House!
Mar
26
12:00 pm12:00

Meet Your Instrument Open House!

  • Seattle JazzED

Did you see JazzED at your school assembly and want to play music with us?

If you are signed up for the Summer Jazz Prep Camp, we'll see you at the Meet Your Instrument Open House on Sunday, March 26th to meet the teachers and try out instruments. Come at 12pm or 1pm. There will be pizza!

Let's Jam Friday: Open Jam Session w/ Syrinx Effect
Mar
24
4:00 pm16:00

Let's Jam Friday: Open Jam Session w/ Syrinx Effect

  • Seattle JazzED

Guest curators: Syrinx Effect (Kate Olsen & Naomi Siegel)

All ages are welcome!

SCHEDULE
4pm - FREE master class with Syrinx Effect, no registration required.
5pm - Pizza +
Jam Session 101
6-8pm - Jam Session w/ Syrinx Effect curating


COST 
$5 to help pay for pizza. You can bring cash, check or pay your $5 online ahead of time by clicking here.

More about Syrinx Effect

An acoustic-electric duo with expansive possibilities, Syrinx Effect plays their own brand of interstellar folk punk jazz. They blend dreamy ambient loops, catchy pop riffs and sampled drum sounds, all the while paying homage to their experimental roots. Naomi Siegel plays trombone with guitar pedals and Kate Olson plays soprano saxophone with laptop and other toys. The duo got its start curating the Racer Sessions in Seattle, and has gone on to perform prolifically around the US. They have performed with Skerik, Allison Miller, Rene Hart, Wayne Horvitz, and members of Industrial Revelation. 
 
In 2016, Syrinx Effect received funding from 4Culture to release their full-length album A Sky You Could Strike A Match On set to be released in 2017. This forthcoming album marks a new collaboration with Seattle drummer/producer Eric Eagle, and the result is rich and dazzling. As S. Victor Aaron from Something Else Reviews wrote, "The duo effortlessly spin off loops to increase their sonic footprint to one three times their size, constructing simple ostinatos layered on by electronics and articulated by inventing on the spot with their horns."
 
Syrinx Effect is passionate about music education. Catering to different age ranges, the duo gives presentations that include a combination of performance, interactive improvisation sessions, and discussions with students about the music industry. Emphasizing the power of authentic expression and risk-taking in music as a way to connect with other musicians and audiences, Syrinx Effect models the range of possibilities with traditional band instruments and the important social connection that comes through musical experimentation and improvisation.

Royal Room Show: New Works Ensemble
Mar
19
5:00 pm17:00

Royal Room Show: New Works Ensemble

  • Seattle JazzED

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. 

Student sound check at 4:00 pm

New Works Ensemble performs 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

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

Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Soundtrack for the Future Gala

  • The Triple Door

Celebrating the power and future of music with you.

Save the Date - Thursday, March 16, 2017

Be our guest at The Triple Door for a magical night of music, food and wine.
Proceeds benefit Seattle JazzED students.

Gala Details
Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm, pre-show cocktail hour 6:00pm
The Triple Door, 216 Union St, Seattle

Royal Room Show: Louis Armstrong Ensemble and Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble
Mar
12
5:00 pm17:00

Royal Room Show: Louis Armstrong Ensemble and Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble

  • The Royal Room

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.

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

 Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble 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.

Royal Room Show: Mary Lou Williams Ensemble and Quincy Jones Ensemble
Mar
5
5:00 pm17:00

Royal Room Show: Mary Lou Williams Ensemble and Quincy Jones Ensemble

  • Royal Room

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. 

Mary Lou Williams Ensemble performs at 5:00 pm, call time 4:15 pm

Quincy Jones Ensemble performs at 5:45 pm, call time 4:00 pm for extra rehearsal

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

 

New Works Mardi Gras Show at The Royal Room
Feb
28
7:00 pm19:00

New Works Mardi Gras Show at The Royal Room

  • The Royal Room

On Tuesday, February 28th the New Works Ensemble celebrates the great music of New Orleans, and Mardis Gras, with a special open rehearsal and performance at The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Ave S).
 

  • Open rehearsal will begin at 6:00pm (student call time 5:30pm)
  • Performance begins shortly after 7:00pm
  • Done by 8:00pm


*FREE* Carmen Bradford Vocal Clinic
Feb
18
1:00 pm13:00

*FREE* Carmen Bradford Vocal Clinic

  • MLK FAME Community Center

FREE Clinic with CARMEN BRADFORD and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Join SRJO and award-winning jazz vocalist CARMEN BRADFORD for a free vocal clinic! This clinic is for aspiring middle and high school singers who are new to jazz singing. This clinic is not for advanced students.

Ms. Bradford will hear a small number of singers perform. All are welcome to attend the clinic as observers/participants.

To sign up for the clinic, please email info@srjo.org with your name, school and grade.

If you would like to be considered as one of the singers to present a performance to Ms. Bradford at the clinic, please also include the piece you would like to sing, and if you have performed this piece previously. Depending on registrations, it’s possible that not all singers will be able to perform.

Questions or want more information?  Contact SRJO at info@srjo.org or call 206.523.6159.