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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Royal Room Show: Melba Liston Ensemble & Quincy Jones Ensemble
Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

Royal Room Show: Melba Liston Ensemble & Quincy Jones 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 Melba Liston Ensemble, 4:30pm for Quincy Jones Ensemble
ADMISSION: No cover.
LOCATION: 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

Performance order:
4:30pm-5:15pm - Melba Liston Ensemble directed by Marina Christopher
5:15pm-6:00pm - Quincy Jones Ensemble directed by Clarence Acox

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

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Free JazzED School Assemblies! (McGilvra Elementary & Montlake Elementary)
Feb
28
9:00 AM09:00

Free JazzED School Assemblies! (McGilvra Elementary & Montlake Elementary)

We love February because we get to tour the Seattle region bringing free assemblies to elementary schools. 

Today we're at:

  • 9:00-9:45 AM McGilvra Elementary (1617 38th Ave E, Seattle)
  • 12:20-1:05 PM Montlake Elementary (2409 22nd Ave E, Seattle)

So what happens at a JazzED Assembly?

  • Students learn about Black American History through the lens of jazz music
  • We bring a live 5-piece band
  • Assembly is interactive and lots of fun!
  • JazzED provides all of the assembly equipment and materials
  • Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders go home with invite to FREE Summer Jazz Prep Camp

 

 

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Free JazzED School Assemblies! (West Seattle Elementary)
Feb
27
1:30 PM13:30

Free JazzED School Assemblies! (West Seattle Elementary)

We love February because we get to tour the Seattle region bringing free assemblies to elementary schools. 

Today we're at:

  • 1:30-2:15 PM West Seattle Elementary (6760 34th Ave SW, Seattle)

So what happens at a JazzED Assembly?

  • Students learn about Black American History through the lens of jazz music
  • We bring a live 5-piece band
  • Assembly is interactive and lots of fun!
  • JazzED provides all of the assembly equipment and materials
  • Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders go home with invite to FREE Summer Jazz Prep Camp

 

 

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Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Alki Elementary & Woodin Elementary)
Feb
26
8:00 AM08:00

Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Alki Elementary & Woodin Elementary)

We love February because we get to tour the Seattle region bringing free assemblies to elementary schools. 

Today we're at:

  • 8:00-8:45 AM Alki Elementary (3010 59th Ave SW, Seattle)
  • 1:45-2:30 PM & 2:40-3:10 PM Woodin Elementary (12950 NE 195th, Bothell)

So what happens at a JazzED Assembly?

  • Students learn about Black American History through the lens of jazz music
  • We bring a live 5-piece band
  • Assembly is interactive and lots of fun!
  • JazzED provides all of the assembly equipment and materials
  • Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders go home with invite to FREE Summer Jazz Prep Camp

 

 

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Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Thurgood Marshall Elementary & Giddens School)
Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Thurgood Marshall Elementary & Giddens School)

We love February because we get to tour the Seattle region bringing free assemblies to elementary schools. 

Today we're at:

  • 9:05-9:50 AM Thurgood Marshall Elementary (2401 S Irving St, Seattle)
  • 1:30-2:15 PM Giddens School (620 20th Ave S, Seattle)

So what happens at a JazzED Assembly?

  • Students learn about Black American History through the lens of jazz music
  • We bring a live 5-piece band
  • Assembly is interactive and lots of fun!
  • JazzED provides all of the assembly equipment and materials
  • Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders go home with invite to FREE Summer Jazz Prep Camp

 

 

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Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Madrona Elementary & Hawthorne Elementary)
Feb
15
9:00 AM09:00

Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Madrona Elementary & Hawthorne Elementary)

We love February because we get to tour the Seattle region bringing free assemblies to elementary schools. 

Today we're at:

  • 9:00-9:45 AM Madrona Elementary (1121 33rd Ave, Seattle)
  • 1:30-2:15 PM Hawthorne Elementary (4100 39th Ave S, Seattle)

So what happens at a JazzED Assembly?

  • Students learn about Black American History through the lens of jazz music
  • We bring a live 5-piece band
  • Assembly is interactive and lots of fun!
  • JazzED provides all of the assembly equipment and materials
  • Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders go home with invite to FREE Summer Jazz Prep Camp

 

 

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Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Van Asselt Elementary & Jewish Day School)
Feb
14
9:15 AM09:15

Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Van Asselt Elementary & Jewish Day School)

We love February because we get to tour the Seattle region bringing free assemblies to elementary schools. 

Today we're at:

  • Time TBD, Van Asselt Elementary (8311 Beacon Ave S, Seattle)
  • 1:45-2:30 PM Jewish Day School (15749 NE 4th St, Bellevue)

So what happens at a JazzED Assembly?

  • Students learn about Black American History through the lens of jazz music
  • We bring a live 5-piece band
  • Assembly is interactive and lots of fun!
  • JazzED provides all of the assembly equipment and materials
  • Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders go home with invite to FREE Summer Jazz Prep Camp

 

 

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Royal Room Rehearsal + Fat Tuesday Show: New Works Ensemble
Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Royal Room Rehearsal + Fat Tuesday Show: New Works Ensemble


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

OPEN REHEARSAL: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
FAT TUESDAY PERFORMANCE: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
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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Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Roxhill Elementary)
Feb
13
1:30 PM13:30

Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Roxhill Elementary)

We love February because we get to tour the Seattle region bringing free assemblies to elementary schools. 

Today we're at:

  • 1:30-2:15 PM Roxhill Elementary (9430 30th Ave SW, Seattle)

So what happens at a JazzED Assembly?

  • Students learn about Black American History through the lens of jazz music
  • We bring a live 5-piece band
  • Assembly is interactive and lots of fun!
  • JazzED provides all of the assembly equipment and materials
  • Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders go home with invite to FREE Summer Jazz Prep Camp

 

 

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Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Syre Elementary & Bailey Gatzert Elementary)
Feb
12
9:15 AM09:15

Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Syre Elementary & Bailey Gatzert Elementary)

We love February because we get to tour the Seattle region bringing free assemblies to elementary schools. 

Today we're at:

  • 9:15-9:55 AM &10:05-10:45 AM Syre Elementary (19545 12th Ave NW, Shoreline)
  • 1:20-2:05 PM Bailey Gatzert Elementary (1301 E Yesler Way, Seattle)

So what happens at a JazzED Assembly?

  • Students learn about Black American History through the lens of jazz music
  • We bring a live 5-piece band
  • Assembly is interactive and lots of fun!
  • JazzED provides all of the assembly equipment and materials
  • Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders go home with invite to FREE Summer Jazz Prep Camp

 

 

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Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Fidalgo Elementary)
Feb
9
9:15 AM09:15

Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Fidalgo Elementary)

We love February because we get to tour the Seattle region bringing free assemblies to elementary schools. 

Today we're at:

  • 9:15-10:00 AM Fidalgo Elementary (13590 Gibralter Rd, Anacortes)

So what happens at a JazzED Assembly?

  • Students learn about Black American History through the lens of jazz music
  • We bring a live 5-piece band
  • Assembly is interactive and lots of fun!
  • JazzED provides all of the assembly equipment and materials
  • Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders go home with invite to FREE Summer Jazz Prep Camp

 

 

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Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Westhill Elementary & Queen Anne Elementary)
Feb
8
10:15 AM10:15

Free JazzED School Assemblies! (Westhill Elementary & Queen Anne Elementary)

We love February because we get to tour the Seattle region bringing free assemblies to elementary schools. 

Today we're at:

  • 10:15-11:00 AM Westhill Elementary (19515 88th Ave NE, Bothell)
  • 1:30-2:15 PM Queen Anne Elementary (411 Boston St, Seattle)

So what happens at a JazzED Assembly?

  • Students learn about Black American History through the lens of jazz music
  • We bring a live 5-piece band
  • Assembly is interactive and lots of fun!
  • JazzED provides all of the assembly equipment and materials
  • Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders go home with invite to FREE Summer Jazz Prep Camp

 

 

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

Free Jam Session w/ Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

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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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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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