Jam Session (Free!)
Mar
16
4:30 PM16:30

Jam Session (Free!)

Every youth jam session is curated by a guest artists and the JazzED Messengers, a house band of professional musicians and educators. Open to students in grades 6-12, beginners and advanced players welcome.

JAM SESSION SCHEDULE
4:00 PM: Doors Open
4:30-7:00 PM: Jam Session

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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"

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.

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The Kareem Kandi Band
Jan
18
8:03 PM20:03

The Kareem Kandi Band

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.

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

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Kate Olsen Quartet at Earshot's "Art of Jazz"
Jan
10
5:30 PM17:30

Kate Olsen Quartet at Earshot's "Art of Jazz"

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Co-presented with Seattle Art Museum and KNKX.

Award-winning saxophonist and bandleader – one of Seattle’s finest – Kate Olson brings her grooving quartet to the first Art of Jazz of 2019.

Performances are held at 5:30pm on the second Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public!

JazzED Connection: Kate Olsen is an ensemble saxophone coach and teaches at the Summer Jazz Prep Camp, among other things.

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The Kareem Kandi Band
Jan
4
9:00 PM21:00

The Kareem Kandi Band

All ages welcome.

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.

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

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Entremundos Quartet
Jan
2
12:30 PM12:30

Entremundos Quartet

EntreMundos Quarteto is an electrifying Seattle-based band who bring to the stage an uplifting and kinetic mix of deep Brazilian roots flavored with world rhythms—a deft blending of funk, jazz and soul melding with the classic sounds of samba and bossa nova. EntreMundos means “between worlds,” and the group’s mélange of seductive sounds embodies their name, stirring a personal and uncommon blend into a sound with universal appeal.

Adriana Giordano - Vocals
Eric Verlinde - PIano
Dean Schmidt - Bass
Jeff Busch - Drums

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Home for the Holidays Alumni + Teachers Show
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Home for the Holidays Alumni + Teachers Show

🎵 We'd love YOU to join us for a holiday gig this December. We're forming a band of JazzED student alumni and educators to perform a one-night concert at The Royal Room.

The purpose of this concert is to get JazzED students and teachers back together and put on a great show for friends and family. 


Home for the Holidays Rehearsal
Tuesday, December 18, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
JazzED Classroom, 3201 E Republican St

Home for the Holidays Show
Wednesday, December 19, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 6:30pm | Doors at 6:30pm
Friends and family welcome!

If you will be home and can join the alumni band, please RSVP to Kelly Clingan at kelly@seattlejazzed.org

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Big Band Ensemble, New Works Ensemble, Creative Orchestra Project Placement Day
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Big Band Ensemble, New Works Ensemble, Creative Orchestra Project Placement Day

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.

Big Band Ensembles Placement

  • GRADES 9 & 10, 9am-11am

  • GRADES 11 & 12, 11:30am-1:30pm

New Works Ensemble Placement

  • GRADES 9-12, 9am-11am

Creative Orchestra Project Placement

  • GRADES 6-12, 11:30am-1:30pm

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Big Band Ensemble Placement Day, Grades 5-8
Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

Big Band Ensemble Placement Day, Grades 5-8

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.

Big Band Ensembles Placement

  • GRADES 5 & 6, 9am-11am

  • GRADES 7 & 8, 11:30am-1:30pm

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Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble Placement Day, grades 7-12
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble Placement Day, grades 7-12

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. Performing numerous original songs by director Cora Jackson, this soulful group uses harmony to explore American roots music.

Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble placements will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00am - 11:00am.

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College Summit + Audition Workshop
Oct
27
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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Summer Jazz Prep Camp Final Concert - PM Session
Jun
29
3:30 PM15:30

Summer Jazz Prep Camp Final Concert - PM Session

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Join us for the exciting final performance of the Summer Jazz Prep Camp. This camp is for musical beginners going into grades 4-6. And it's free!

Weather permitting we'll be outside under the covered area off of E Republican St. 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 - AM Session
Jun
29
11:30 AM11:30

Summer Jazz Prep Camp Final Concert - AM Session

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Join us for the exciting final performance of the Summer Jazz Prep Camp. This camp is for musical beginners going into grades 4-6. And it's free!

Weather permitting we'll be outside under the covered area off of E Republican St. 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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Quincy Jones Ensemble at MOHAI
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Quincy Jones Ensemble at MOHAI

This is a private event.

2018 Amazon Global Legal Summit Reception
Museum of History & Industry, (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
PARKING: AGC building parking lot at 1200 Westlake Ave N validates
DATE: Tuesday June 12
CALL TIME: 6:00 PM
PERFORMANCE: 6:30pm-7:30pm, 15 min break, play 7:45pm-8:45pm
DRESS CODE: Concert Black

Students, bring your music, all the equipment you need to play, and a music stand. 

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Royal Room Show: All-Star Combos Showcase
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Royal Room Show: All-Star Combos Showcase

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

START TIME: 6:30pm-8:00pm | Doors at 6:00pm
LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 6:00pm, first group at 5:30pm
ADMISSION: No cover.
LOCATION: 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

PERFORMANCE ORDER:
Hank Mobley Combo (coach Wayne Horvitz)-This group only arrives 5:30pm.
Cannonball Adderley Combo (coach Kareem Kandi)
Horace Silver Combo (coach Kelsey Mines)
Lil Harden Combo (coach Dmitri Matheny)
Herbie Hancock Combo (coach Al Keith)
Thelonious Monk Combo (coach Wayne Horvitz)
Geri Allen Combo (coach David Marriott, Jr.)

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

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JazzED Jamboree at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
May
20
11:30 AM11:30

JazzED Jamboree at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

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Join us for a jazz celebration! 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. The Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble will perform beloved jazz and gospel songs. Don't miss it. 

Free admission. Refreshments for sale, including bake sale and Bánh mì sandwiches. Festival-style concert, come and go as your schedule permits.

Performance order:

*All performers arrive 30 minutes prior to their performance time.

11:30am Doors Open
12:00pm Benny Goodman Ensemble dir. Ricardo Luna
12:30pm Louis Armstrong Ensemble dir. Corinne Smith
1:00pm Quincy Jones Ensemble dir. Clarence Acox
1:30pm Creative Orchestra Project dir. Wayne Horvitz
2:00pm Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble dir. Darin Faul
2:30pm Melba Liston Ensemble dir. Marina Christopher
3:00pm New Works Ensemble dir. Wayne Horvitz
3:30pm Prep Ensembles dir. Kelsey Mines, Cora Jackson, Dan Wickham, Ricardo Luna
4:00pm Count Basie Ensemble dir. Mark Taylor
4:30pm Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble dir. Cora Jackson
5:00pm Show ends/Load out  

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GiveBIG to Seattle JazzED - Your gift matched!
May
9
12:00 AM00:00

GiveBIG to Seattle JazzED - Your gift matched!

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Your gift goes further during GiveBIG thanks to a $5k match!

When we launched Seattle JazzGiveED back in 2010, we did so with the dream that any kid could walk through our doors and get excellent music education. That first year, 56 kids needed us. Never in our wildest dreams could we imagine that 8 years later, we would be serving nearly 1,000 kids from all over the Seattle region.

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From the beginning, we at JazzED have committed ourselves to making sure that kids who come from struggling families get the tools they need to succeed in music. As our enrollment has grown, so has the need for scholarships. Today almost half of all students at JazzED need a scholarship to make their music studies possible.

It’s so inspiring to witness our mission in action, and deeply humbling to know that because of you, our donors, JazzED is for everyone, not just the lucky few.

If you love the mission of Seattle JazzED, please take one minute to keep it thriving and growing for another year. 

Early giving starts Thursday, April 26th.

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Royal Room Show: New Works Ensemble
Apr
15
4:00 PM16:00

Royal Room Show: New Works Ensemble

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

START TIME: 4:30pm-6:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm
LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 4:00pm
ADMISSION: No cover.
LOCATION: 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

The New Works Ensemble is directed by Wayne Horvitz.

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

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Royal Room Show: Louis Armstrong Ensemble & Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble
Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

Royal Room Show: Louis Armstrong Ensemble & Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble

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

START TIME: 4:30pm-6:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm
CALL TIME: 4:00pm for Louis Armstrong Ensemble, 4:30pm for Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble
ADMISSION: No cover.
LOCATION: 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

Performance order:
4:30pm-5:15pm - Louis Armstrong Ensemble directed by Cori Smith
5:15pm-6:00pm - Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble directed by Cora Jackson

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

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Royal Room Show: Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble & Creative Orchestra Project
Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

Royal Room Show: Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble & Creative Orchestra Project

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

START TIME: 4:30pm-6:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm
CALL TIME: 4:00pm for Creative Orchestra Project , 4:30pm for Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble
ADMISSION: No cover.
LOCATION: 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

Performance order:
4:30pm-5:15pm - Creative Orchestra Project directed by Wayne Horvitz
5:15pm-6:00pm - Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble directed by Darin Faul

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

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Royal Room Show: Count Basie Ensemble & Benny Goodman Ensemble
Mar
11
4:00 PM16:00

Royal Room Show: Count Basie Ensemble & Benny Goodman Ensemble

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

START TIME: 4:30pm-6:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm
LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 4:00pm for Count Basie Ensembles, 4:30pm for Benny Goodman Ensemble
ADMISSION: No cover.
LOCATION: 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

Performance order:
4:30pm-5:15pm - Count Basie Ensemble directed by Mark Taylor
5:15pm-6:00pm - Benny Goodman Ensemble directed by Ricardo Luna

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

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