Seattle Office of Film + Music


SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOLS PLACE AT THE ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON JAZZ COMPETITION IN NEW YORK

KPLU
Although it is held all the way across the country, Seattle schools have been a strong presence at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition for many years now. Garfield High School has won the competition four times and defended the 2009 and 2010 winner’s title this year. Roosevelt High School previously won the competition in 2002, 2007 and 2008 and placed second at the 16th annual competition held last weekend. Mountlake Terrace High School took home the third place prize, the second time their jazz band has finished in the top three. What is it about Seattle that produces such fecund musical talent? Is it in the water or the java? Without a doubt it is the dedication of the teachers, students, parents and communities that value and support music education in our local schools. Congratulations to all the PNW schools that performed in the jazz competition and represented for Seattle. Click on the links above to learn more about the “Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 16th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival” and watch videos of the Seattle schools’ performances.

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TICKETS GOING FAST FOR STARBUCK’S “HOT JAVA COOL JAZZ” EVENT

Edmond’s Beacon
Get em’ quick while they’re (extra) hot! Tickets are going FAST for Starbucks 16th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert, which will bring some of the region’s top young musicians together for a spectacular show at the Paramount Theatre next Friday, April 15, at 7:00 pm. Box office proceeds from the show will benefit the music programs of the high schools participating in the event, which this year include Edmonds-Woodway, Garfield, Mountlake Terrace, Newport and Roosevelt. Since 1995, the Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz program has helped raise more than $200,000 for Seattle high schools’ music and jazz programs, helping to cover the costs of band competitions, equipment and travel, in the face of widespread budget cuts for arts education. “We want to help ensure that Seattle continues to be as known for our music scene as we are for our coffee,” says Starbucks regional VP Kris Engskov. Last year’s event sold out, so jazz fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance at the Paramount Theatre box office, online or surcharge-free at select Starbucks stores. For more information on the show, participating bands and other upcoming Starbucks events in Seattle visit the link above.

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GET BREWIN’ ON YOUR TICKETS FOR STARBUCK’S “HOT JAVA COOL JAZZ” EVENT

Edmonds Beacon
Get em’ while they’re (extra) hot: Tickets are now available for Starbucks 16th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert, which will bring some of the region’s top young musicians together for a spectacular show at the Paramount Theatre Friday, April 15 at 7:00 pm. Box office proceeds from the show will benefit the music programs of the high schools participating in the event, which this year include Edmonds-Woodway, Garfield, Mountlake Terrace, Newport and Roosevelt. Since 1995, the Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz program has helped raise more than $200,000 for Seattle high schools’ music and jazz programs, helping to cover the costs of band competitions, equipment and travel in the face of widespread budget cuts for arts education. “We want to help ensure that Seattle continues to be as known for our music scene as we are for our coffee,” says Starbucks regional VP Kris Engskov. Last year’s event sold out, so jazz fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance at the Paramount Theatre box office, online or surcharge-free at select Starbucks stores. For more information on the show, participating bands and other upcoming Starbucks events in Seattle visit the link above.

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