EDMONDS JAZZ CONNECTION
SATURDAY, MAY 24th
The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers is proud to sponsor the 14th annual Edmonds Jazz Connection Festival, to be held Saturday, May 24th, 2014 in downtown Edmonds, WA.
The Edmonds Jazz Connection is a local music festival, including a full day of performances from award-winning High School jazz programs from throughout the Pacific Northwest, and highlights numerous student groups that have performed in prestigious competitions nationwide. At the conclusion of the academic year, Jazz Connection is an encore for these accomplished students to perform for the community, and showcase their improvisational talents while playing side-by-side with professional musicians.
The principal goal of the event is to connect our community with its many wonderful student jazz musicians. However, just as more important, this event is pivotal for raising funds to directly support our school music programs and students.
We work directly with the school district leadership and choral and band directors to identify the most pressing needs of school music programs. We also provide funding, and organizational support to ensure success of these initiatives.
All proceeds from this year’s event will go toward:
1. Expanding scholarships for student musicians continuing their education at college, university or trade school.
2. Establishing quarterly Pro-Am clinics for students to work directly with professional musicians on development of improvisational performing skills.
3. Assisting with instrument and instruction costs for students with unique financial needs.
Admission to the event is free, and donations will be accepted to support educational and scholarship programs.