Professional Development Day for Current and Future Music Educators
Oct
13
11:00am11:00am

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

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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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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College Fair + College Audition Workshop
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

College Fair + College Audition Workshop

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.

Cost
$40. Fee includes college audition workshop and one-hour parent session. If the cost is prohibitive , enter code FIFTYOFF to attend at a 50% discount or WAIVER to waive the fee. 

College Audition Workshop
Riley Mulherkar (Juilliard School graduate) and Willem de Koch (Manhattan School of Music graduate) will demystify the college audition experience for you. Learn how to set yourself apart from the competition, prepare for recorded and live auditions, and select the school that's right for you. Through low-pressure mock auditions and a step-by-step breakdown of the application process, this masterclass will take your music to the college level with bonus advice on how to obtain and negotiate scholarships and financial aid.

College Fair Schools - confirmed!*

  • New England Conservatory - Boston, MA
  • Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA
  • The New School - New York, NY
  • Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
  • Frost School of Music - Miami, FL
  • University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
  • Northeastern State University - Tahlequah, OK
  • University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Seattle Pacific University - Seattle, WA
  • Central Washington University - Ellensburg, WA
  • Cornish College of the Arts - Seattle, WA
  • Bellevue College - Bellevue, WA
  • Mt Hood Community College - Gresham, OR


*Check back as more schools are added to the list. 

Learn more here and get the registration link. 

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Audition Day! Grades 5-8 + Vocalists
Nov
18
9:00am 9:00am

Audition Day! Grades 5-8 + Vocalists

Audition for a JazzED Ensemble

Instrumentalists in grades 5-8 and vocalists in grades 7-12 audition this day.


Register for Your Audition
Every student must audition to be placed in a Big Band Ensemble. Audition weekend is November 18 - 19. Your audition date and time slot depends on your grade. However if you would like to audition for the Creative Music Orchestra or New Works Ensemble, register for Sunday only. If you would like to audition for the Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble, register for Saturday only. 

Placement Process
Your ensemble placement will be emailed after auditions, typically within one week. If you accept your placement, you will then register for your ensemble, select a payment plan and/or apply for financial aid at that time. Weekly rehearsals (and sectionals for certain ensembles) begin in January. 

Learn much more HERE. 

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

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

Audition for a JazzED Ensemble

Instrumentalists in grades 9-12 and students interested in New Works Ensemble and/or Creative Music Orchestra audition this day.


Register for Your Audition
Every student must audition to be placed in a Big Band Ensemble. Audition weekend is November 18 - 19. Your audition date and time slot depends on your grade. However if you would like to audition for the Creative Music Orchestra or New Works Ensemble, register for Sunday only. If you would like to audition for the Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble, register for Saturday only. 

Placement Process
Your ensemble placement will be emailed after auditions, typically within one week. If you accept your placement, you will then register for your ensemble, select a payment plan and/or apply for financial aid at that time. Weekly rehearsals (and sectionals for certain ensembles) begin in January. 

Learn much more HERE. 

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Free Jam Session + Master Class
Dec
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free Jam Session + Master Class

December Guest: TBD

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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JazzED Alumni: Home for the Holidays Performance at The Royal Room
Dec
17
4:00pm 4:00pm

JazzED Alumni: Home for the Holidays Performance at The Royal Room

Calling all JazzED alumni. Home in December? Come out for a fun performance for friends and family at The Royal Room. 

Description:
Sun, December 17, 2017, 4pm – 6pm
START TIME: 4:30pm-6:00pm | Doors at 4:00pm
LOAD IN/SOUND CHECK: 4:00pm
ADMISSION: No cover.

RSVP to Kelly Clingan at kelly@seattlejazzed.org

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Free Jam Session + Master Class
Jan
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free Jam Session + Master Class

January Guest: TBD

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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Free Jam Session + Master Class
Mar
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free Jam Session + Master Class

March Guest: TBD

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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Free Jam Session + Master Class
Jul
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free Jam Session + Master Class

July Guest: TBD

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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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

  • Seattle Design Festival: Jam Garden at Occidental Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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
12:30pm12:30pm

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
12:30pm12:30pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

#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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
11:00am11:00am

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
1:00pm 1:00pm

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
1:00pm 1:00pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
5:00pm 5:00pm

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

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

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.

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

Royal Room Show: New Works 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. 

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.

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Mar
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Soundtrack for the Future Gala

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

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

Royal Room Show: Louis Armstrong Ensemble and Dizzy Gillespie 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.

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.

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

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

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.

 

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