EDMONDS JAZZ CONNECTION

SATURDAY, MAY 18th, 2019

Back at Three Great Edmonds Venues!
Big Bands – Edmonds Center for the Arts: 9:00 – 6:00
Chorals – North Sound Center: 10:00 – 3:25
Combos – Edmonds Theater: 9:00 – 4:00

The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers is proud to sponsor the 19th 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!

 

JAZZ BANDS – EDMONDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

410 4th Ave. North Edmonds, WA 98020

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Group Start
Arlington HS Jazz Band 2
John Grabowski
9:00 AM
Everett HS Jazz Band
Megan Vinther
9:30 AM
Lynnwood HS 2
Amy Stevenson
10:00 AM
ANAT Cohen Workshop 10:30 AM
Edmonds-Woodway HS Jazz 2
Jake Bergevin
11:30 AM
Edmonds MS Girls Jazz Band
Emily Hurd
12:00 PM
Mountlake Terrace HS Jazz 2
Darin Faul
12:30 PM
Meadowdale MS Jazz Band
Bruce Laven
1:00 PM
Edmonds-Woodway HS Jazz I
Jake Bergevin
1:30 PM
Madrona K-8
Matt Edwards
2:00 PM
Meadowdale HS Jazz 2
Emily Hurd
2:30 PM
College Place MS Jazz Band
Kate Labiak
3:00 PM
Mountlake Terrace HS Jazz I
Darin Faul
3:30 PM
Meadowdale HS Jazz 1
Emily Hurd
4:00 PM
Arlington HS Jazz Band I
John Grabowski
4:30 PM
Lynnwood HS Jazz Band I
Phil Onishi
5:00 PM
Raffle Drawing 5:25 PM
Edmonds CC Jazz Band
John Sanders
5:30 PM

COMBOS – EDMONDS THEATER

415 Main St. Edmonds, WA 98020

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Group Start
MTHS1 9:00 AM
MTHS2 9:30 AM
EWHS1 10:00 AM
EWHS2 10:30 AM
Arlington HS 11:00 AM
MDHS3/CPM 11:30 AM
MDHS1 12:00 PM
MDHS2 12:30 PM
MTHS3 1:00 PM
MTHS4 1:30 PM
Open Jam Session 2:00 PM
Open Jam Session 2:30 PM
EWHS3 3:00 PM
EWHS4 3:30 PM

JAZZ CHOIRS – NORTH SOUND CENTER

201 4th Ave. North Edmonds, WA 98020
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Group Start
Meadowdale MS Jazz Choir
Kyra Rengstorf
10:00 AM
Meadowdale HS “Impressions”
Jeff Horenstein
10:30 AM
Mariner HS “Avant Blues”
Patty Schmidt
11:30 AM
Lake Stevens HS “Wave”
Monika Tabor
12:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK 12:30 PM
Edmonds Comm. College SOUNDSATION
Kirk Marcy
1:00 PM
Shorewood HS “After Hours”
John Hendrix
2:00 PM
EWHS “Dorian Singers/Mello-Aires”
Charlotte Reese
2:30 PM

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.

Through the Music Lab initiative, we work directly with the school district leadership and choral and band directors to identify impactful creative classroom programs to invest in, and any 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. Funding the Edmonds Jazz Connection Music Lab Program and associated creative classroom programs for immersive study experiences in improvisational performance and composition skills development.
  2. 2. Expanding scholarships for student musicians continuing their education at college, university or trade school.
  3. 3. Establishing quarterly Pro-Am clinics for students to work directly with professional musicians on development of improvisational performing skills.
  4. 4. 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!

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 18th 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 2019-20 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, 2019:

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 2019 Edmonds Jazz Connection event.

Sincerely,

George Smith – 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: