EDMONDS JAZZ CONNECTION

SATURDAY, MAY 19th, 2018
NOTE: This is the weekend prior to Memorial Day weekend!

Back at Three Great Edmonds Venues!
Big Bands – Edmonds Center for the Arts: 9:00 – 4:30
Chorals – North Sound Center: 9:30 – 4:30
Combos – Edmonds Theater: 9:30 – 4:30

The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers is proud to sponsor the 18th annual Edmonds Jazz Connection Festival in downtown Edmonds.

Join us for a full day of amazing award-winning jazz performances, and help us raise funds to support innovative classroom programs, that help create an exceptional music education experience throughout our region!

 

Edmonds Jazz Connection & Foundation for Edmonds Schools Music Lab

The Edmonds Jazz Connection is a local music festival, including a full day of performances from nationally recognized and award-winning High School and Middle 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.

While a principal goal of the event is to connect our community with its many wonderful student jazz musicians, we use this event as a pivotal fundraiser 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. 1. Expanding scholarships for student musicians continuing their education at college, university or trade school.
  2. 2. Establishing quarterly Pro-Am clinics for students to work directly with professional musicians on development of improvisational performing skills.
  3. 3. Awarding block grants to schools to further enrich music education offerings through immersive study opportunities.

Admission to the event is free, and donations will be accepted to support educational and scholarship programs.

PLEASE JOIN US IN HELPING TO SUPPORT AN EXCEPTIONAL MUSIC EDUCATION EXPERIENCE FOR ALL EDMONDS SCHOOLS AND  PARTICIPATING MUSIC PROGRAMS!

2017 EDMONDS JAZZ CONNECTION PERFORMERS


2017 Instrumental Jazz Ensembles

Edmonds Center for the Arts
Final Line Up for 2017 To Be Determined

Lynnwood HS Jazz 2
Edmonds-Woodway HS Jazz 2 & 3
Arlington HS Jazz Band 2
Meadowdale HS Jazz 2
Meadowdale MS Jazz Band
Meadowdale HS Jazz 1
Lynnwood HS Jazz 1
Mountlake Terrace HS Jazz 2
Edmonds CC Jazz Band
Edmonds MS Girls Jazz Band
Madrona K-8
College Place MS Jazz Band
Mountlake Terrace HS Jazz I
Edmonds-Woodway HS Jazz I
Arlington HS Jazz Band I

2017 Choral Jazz Ensembles

Holy Rosary Church
Final Line Up for 2017 

Meadowdale HS
Edmonds Elementary
Edmonds SD 6th Grade Honor Choir
Meadowdale Middle School
Shorewood High School
College Place Middle School/Madrona
Edmonds-Woodway High School Dorian Singers
Edmonds-Woodway High School Mello-Aires
Cascade High School
Edmonds Community College Soundstation

2018 EDMONDS JAZZ CONNECTION SCHEDULE

Below you can find the full day’s line up and performance times

EDMONDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS BIG BANDS & COMBOS

410 4th Ave. North Edmonds, WA 98020

2018 SCHEDULE

Group Start
Arlington HS Jazz Band 2
John Grabowski
9:00 AM
Edmonds-Woodway HS 3
Matt Edwards
9:30 AM
Meadowdale HS Jazz 2
Emily Hurd
10:00 AM
Edmonds-Woodway HS Jazz 2
Jake Bergevin
10:30 AM
Meadowdale MS Jazz Band
Bruce Laven
11:00 AM
Mountlake Terrace HS Jazz I
Darin Faul
11:30 AM
Meadowdale HS Jazz 1
Emily Hurd
12:00 PM
Mountlake Terrace HS Jazz 2
Darin Faul
12:30 PM
College Place MS Jazz Band
Kate Labiak
1:00 PM
Edmonds-Woodway HS Jazz I
Jake Bergevin
1:30 PM
Madrona K-8
Matt Edwards
2:00 PM
Edmonds MS Girls Jazz Band
Kate Labiak
2:30 PM
Arlington HS Jazz Band I
John Grabowski
3:00 PM
Everett HS Jazz Band
Megan Vinther
3:30 PM
Edmonds CC Jazz Band
John Sanders
4:00 PM

NORTH SOUND CENTER – VOCAL JAZZ

201 4th Ave. North Edmonds, WA 98020
2018 SCHEDULE

Group Start
Meadowdale MS Jazz Choir
Kyra Rengstorf
9:00 AM
ESD Elementary Honor Jazz Choir
Jeff Horenstein
9:30 AM
Edmonds Elementary Jazz Choir
Suzie Reese
9:50 AM
Cascade HS Jazz Choir
Laurie Cappello
10:15 AM
NEW YORK VOICES CLINIC 11:00 AM
Edmonds Comm. College SOUNDSATION
Kirk Marcy
12:05 PM
Shorewood HS “After Hours”
John Hendrix
1:00 PM
Meadowdale HS “Impressions”
Jeff Horenstein
1:45 PM
EWHS “Dorian Singers/Mello-Aires”
Charlotte Reese
2:30 PM

JAZZ COMBOS @ THE EDMONDS THEATER

415 Main St. Edmonds, WA 98020

2018 SCHEDULE

Group Start
Meadowdale HS #1 9:00 AM
Mountlake Terrace HS #1 9:30 AM
Mountlake Terrace HS #2 10:00 AM
Arlington HS 10:30 AM
Edmonds Community College 11:00 AM
Edmonds Woodway HS #1 11:30 AM
Edmonds Woodway HS #2 12:00 PM
Everett HS 12:30 PM
Open Jam session
Open to all students, alumni & community.
1:00 PM
Open Jam session
Open to all students, alumni & community.
1:30 PM
Mountlake Terrace HS #3 2:00 PM
Mountlake Terrace HS #4 2:30 PM
Edmonds Woodway HS #3 3:00 PM
Edmonds Woodway HS #3 3:30 PM

EDMONDS JAZZ CONNECTION SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers is pleased to once again offer Edmonds Jazz Connection scholarships to graduating high school seniors continuing their education in college or vocational training schools.

An ideal candidate will demonstrate their passion for hard work and the desire to improve their school and community through extra-circular activities and volunteering. Please note, recipients of an Edmonds Jazz Connection scholarship must attend and perform with their school’s group(s) at this year’s event on May 19th in Edmonds.

Each scholarship will be a minimum of $1,500 to be paid directly to the college/vocational school and applied toward tuition and other charges associated with attendance.  Scholarship awards will be available during the 2018-19 academic year.

Scholarship recipients may be called upon to report their progress to the Rotary Club during the time they are a beneficiary of a Daybreakers Rotary scholarship.

To apply, please return the following items prior to March 31st, 2018:

Please submit scholarship applications via:

  • Mail to:
    Professional/Technical Education Committee
    Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers
    PO Box 1584
    Edmonds, WA 98020

    OR
  • Email to
    EdmondsDaybreakersScholarship@gmail.com

If you have any questions about the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Scholarships, please call me at 206 650-8926.  We expect to announce the scholarship recipients at the 2018 Edmonds Jazz Connection event.

Sincerely,

John Harter – EJC Fundraising Chair

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary

The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers extends our warmest wishes and appreciation to following supporters of the Edmonds Jazz Connection.  The generous support of these foundations, businesses and individuals ensure the continuation of a springtime weekend tradition in Edmonds, as well as providing generous support for student scholarships and music program grants for our local schools. THANK YOU EJC SUPPORTERS!!

Major Underwriting Support Provided by the following: