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 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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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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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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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.

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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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!

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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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EarthToneSkyTone at Prue Cafe
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

EarthToneSkyTone at Prue Cafe

Free

Standing room only so get here early for this next installment of EarthToneSkyTone, a collaboration between Kelsey Mines (bass, composition) and Carlos Snaider (guitar, udu, composition). Rhythmic possibilities in flow, cycle, and song. Grounding sounds of bass/percussion mixed with the subtlety of strings and voice informing the dialogue. Dance of/in/for the present moment.

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EarthToneSkyTone at Fred Wildlife Refuge
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

EarthToneSkyTone at Fred Wildlife Refuge

All ages, $15

EarthToneSkyTone is a duo collaboration between Kelsey Mines (bass, composition) and Carlos Snaider (guitar, udu, composition). Rhythmic possibilities in flow, cycle, and song. Grounding sounds of bass/percussion mixed with the subtlety of strings and voice informing the dialogue. Dance of/in/for the present moment.

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Soundtrack for the Future Gala
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Soundtrack for the Future Gala

You’re invited!

Seattle JazzED transforms kids' lives with exceptional music education, scholarships and free instruments. 
Your support means every kid can play. 

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
7:00 to 9:30 PM
The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle
With special guest: LUCKY CHOPS


Your ticket includes dinner, wine, dessert & live music. 
This event is all-ages.  

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Royal Room Show: Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble and Creative Orchestra Project
Mar
17
4:30 PM16:30

Royal Room Show: Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble and Creative Orchestra Project

Join us for a free concert at The Royal Room!

DATE: Sunday March 17 2019
START TIME: 4:30pm-6:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm
STUDENT LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 4:00pm

  • Dizzy Gillespie Ensemble directed by Darin Faul

  • Creative Orchestra Project 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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Royal Room Show: Count Basie Ensemble and Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble
Mar
10
4:30 PM16:30

Royal Room Show: Count Basie Ensemble and Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble

Join us for a free concert at The Royal Room!

DATE: Sunday March 10 2019
START TIME: 4:30pm-6:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm
STUDENT LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 4:00pm

  • Count Basie Ensemble directed by Mark Taylor

  • Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble directed by Cora Jackson with Sherrell Mitchell

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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The Femme Fatales in "A Touch the Femme"
Mar
8
9:00 PM21:00

The Femme Fatales in "A Touch the Femme"

Doors at 8:30, show at 9:00.
Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at https://christinafemmemarch8.brownpapertickets.com/.

Let The Femme Fatales lead you on a journey of multifaceted feminine power. With songs ranging from silly to sensual, you will find yourself laughing, blushing, singing along, and unable to forget. Every evening could use a Touch of the Femme.

 
ABOUT THE FEMME FATALES

Sultry, sassy, and deliciously vintage, The Femme Fatales began when Annastasia Workman brought together three distinct and unique multi-instrumentalist forces of nature to play her music for a production of The Maltese Falcon. Consisting of Sari Breznau, Kate Olson, and Olivia D. Hamilton, The Femme Fatales soon took on a life of their own, reveling in their delicious blend of instrumentation, vocal harmonies, and storytelling. They have enjoyed playing a wide variety of gigs and are looking forward to making Seattle a little more Fatale one song at a time. Every gathering could use a touch of the Femme...

 

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Fat Tuesday - Royal Room Show: New Works Ensemble
Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

Fat Tuesday - Royal Room Show: New Works Ensemble

Join us for a free concert at The Royal Room!

DATE: Tuesday March 5 2019
STUDENT LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 5:15pm
DOORS OPEN: 5:00pm
PRE-SHOW REHEARSAL: 5:30-6:30pm
PERFORMANCE: 6:30-7:30pm

  • New Works Ensemble directed by Wayne Horvitz

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

Royal Room Event Listing 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 Show: Quincy Jones Ensemble & Melba Liston Ensemble
Mar
3
4:30 PM16:30

Royal Room Show: Quincy Jones Ensemble & Melba Liston Ensemble

Join us for a free concert at The Royal Room!

DATE: Sunday March 3 2019
START TIME: 4:30pm-6:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm
STUDENT LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 4:00pm

  • Melba Liston Ensemble directed by Kelly Clingan

  • Quincy Jones Ensemble directed by Clarence Acox

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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Dmitri Matheny at Eleven Winery
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Dmitri Matheny at Eleven Winery

Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American flugelhornist Dmitri has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music).

Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal international following, touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, traveling to 19 countries. With over 100 recordings to his credit, Dmitri Matheny has released 11 albums as a leader. His latest is Jazz Noir, a fresh spin on crime jazz, film noir movie themes and timeless classics. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.”

Winery open 12-5pm. Live music 1-4pm.

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