The Gail Pettis Quintet featuring Dmitri Matheny, Bill Anschell, Mark Ivester, and Jeff Johnson
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Gail Pettis Quintet featuring Dmitri Matheny, Bill Anschell, Mark Ivester, and Jeff Johnson

Gail Pettis vocal, Bill Anschell piano, Jeff Johnson bass, Mark Ivester drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn.

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.”

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The Kareem Kandi Band
Feb
15
9:00 PM21:00

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.

All ages welcome, $20

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

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Dmitri Matheny at SIFF Cinema's Noir City Festival
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Dmitri Matheny at SIFF Cinema's Noir City Festival

The 2019 Noir City festival presents classic films that will take audiences to the darkest and most dangerous places a film lover can go. Many of these films are newly restored, and each film will be introduced by our guest Eddie Muller, the incomparable impresario of Noir City.

Join us at 6:00 PM for a special pre-show performance from jazz band The Dmitri Methany Group, who will be playing 1950s movie themes and crime jazz.

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.”

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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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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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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
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.


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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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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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: 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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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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Orrin Evans at the Royal Room // New Works Ensemble opening
Apr
2
5:30 PM17:30

Orrin Evans at the Royal Room // New Works Ensemble opening

Join us for a free concert at The Royal Room!

DATE: Tuesday March 5 2019
Exact performance and load-in times TBD

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 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 Gail Pettis Quintet featuring Dmitri Matheny, Bill Anschell, and Jeff Johnson
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

The Gail Pettis Quintet featuring Dmitri Matheny, Bill Anschell, and Jeff Johnson

Gail Pettis vocal, Bill Anschell piano, Jeff Johnson bass, TBA drums, and Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. 

Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music).  First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world's most talented horn players” (San Francisco Chronicle).

$45, Tickets required, call 206-443-4221 

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Your Perspective is Needed // JazzED's New Building in Rainier Valley
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

Your Perspective is Needed // JazzED's New Building in Rainier Valley

Aerial view of our future location in Rainier Valley. Footage by Chris Baron.

FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
Your perspective is needed on new building project.

Please join Seattle JazzED, Capitol Hill Housing, and their architects to discuss the vision behind the new building we are planning at the corner of 22nd Avenue South and South Hill Street.

7 February 2019 | 5:30-7:00 pm

2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle 98144

Refreshments will be served.

This proposed building will be approximately six stories and will include a music education school and performance hall on the ground floor, along with affordable apartments on the upper levels.

Any information collected at this event may be made public.

We are committed to an equitable and inclusive process. Interpretation will be provided.

*Seattle Department of Construction and Inspection project number: 000313-19PA

*Property address under review: 2101 22nd Ave S, Seattle 98144

For more information, or to share your thoughts, please email Seattle JazzED Executive Director, Laurie de Koch at laurie@seattlejazzed.org.

If you need American Sign Language interpretation or other accommodations, please contact Laurie de Koch via email by Feb 1.


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Haley Freedlund at the 34th Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Feb
6
to Feb 9

Haley Freedlund at the 34th Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival

Founded in 1985, the Seattle Improvised Music Festival (SIMF) is the longest-running festival in the US dedicated entirely to "the music of the moment," bringing together local and visiting artists in an atmosphere of spontaneity, playfulness, and discovery. Most of these artists have never played at SIMF before, and many will be meeting and playing together for the first time.

$5-$20 Donation at the door

Wed. 2/6, 8 pm @ Gallery 1412 (1412 18th Ave.)

Duo: Abbey Blackwell, bass + Ebony Miranda, cell
duo: Haley Freedlund, trombone + Chris Icasiano, drums
duo: Marc Seales, piano + Tom Varner, horn
featured solo + ?: Patrick Shiroishi, s


Fri. 2/8, 8 pm @ Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th Floor)

duo: Haley Freedlund, trombone + Tom Varner, horn
duo: Andria Nicodemou, vibes + Marc Seales, piano
trio: Kenny Mandell, sax + Kelsey Mines, bass + Odeya Nini, vox/movement
featured solo + ?: CK Barlow, electronics


Sat. 2/9, 8 pm @ Good Shepherd Center Chapel

trio: Holland Andrews, clarinet/vox + Ambrosia Bardos, electronics/vox + Ebony Miranda, cello
trio: Abbey Blackwell, bass + Haley Freedlund, trombone + Patrick Shiroishi, sax
featured solo + ?: Odeya Nini, vox/movement

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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"

  • Seattle Art Museum - Brotman Forum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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