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. 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. 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
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
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
|Arlington HS Jazz Band 2
|Edmonds-Woodway HS 3
|Meadowdale HS Jazz 2
|Edmonds-Woodway HS Jazz 2
|Meadowdale MS Jazz Band
|Mountlake Terrace HS Jazz I
|Meadowdale HS Jazz 1
|Mountlake Terrace HS Jazz 2
|College Place MS Jazz Band
|Edmonds-Woodway HS Jazz I
|Edmonds MS Girls Jazz Band
|Arlington HS Jazz Band I
|Everett HS Jazz Band
|Edmonds CC Jazz Band
NORTH SOUND CENTER – VOCAL JAZZ
201 4th Ave. North Edmonds, WA 98020
|Meadowdale MS Jazz Choir
|ESD Elementary Honor Jazz Choir
|Edmonds Elementary Jazz Choir
|Cascade HS Jazz Choir
|NEW YORK VOICES CLINIC||11:00 AM|
|Edmonds Comm. College SOUNDSATION
|Shorewood HS “After Hours”
|Meadowdale HS “Impressions”
|EWHS “Dorian Singers/Mello-Aires”
JAZZ COMBOS @ THE EDMONDS THEATER
415 Main St. Edmonds, WA 98020
|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.
|Open Jam session
Open to all students, alumni & community.
|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
- Email to:
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.
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: