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Welcome to the Edmonds Jazz Connection

 

The Edmonds Jazz Connection is a full-out jazz festival, held this year on Saturday May 25,with all the fun, music and excitement that jazz lovers have come to expect, but with an emphasis on youth.

Jazz Connection is held every year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend in the heart of downtown Edmonds.

The Program

  • From 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. the Jazz Connection features three concurrent—and free—venues, with big bands playing at the Edmonds Masonic Center, choral jazz at the Edmonds Conference Center, and the smaller combos at the Edmonds Theater. Participation is by audition and invitation.
  • All told, some more than 20 groups from mainly local and regional schools come to perform, although we are always happy when schools from outside the area accept our invitation to appear as well.
  • Coming as it does at the end of the school year, the student musicians are at their prime. The performances are non-adjudicated; the kids and their families are willing to take time away from their holiday to play jazz simply for the fun of making good music in front of appreciative audiences.

A Rotary Community Service

  • The Edmonds Jazz Connection is primarily a community event, intended to make a connection between the schools, the community and the professional jazz world. Profits, if any, are generally small and are used for music scholarships for the young musicians.
  • The 50 members of the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers produce the celebration, which is now in its eleventh year.

In 2012, the Edmonds Daybreakers are proud to have the generous support of the Hazel Miller foundation to make this event possible.

Schedule of Events

All times subject to last-minute change

Big Bands

Edmonds Masonic Center—515 Dayton Street

Edmonds-Woodway HS Jazz 2 9 a.m.

Arlington HS Jazz Band 2 9:40 a.m.

Meadowdale MS Jazz Band 10:20 a.m.

Meadowdale HS Jazz 1 11 a.m.

Mountlake Terrace HS Jazz 2 11:40 a.m.

Edmonds CC Jazz Band 12:20 a.m.

College Place MS Jazz Band 1 p.m.

Meadowdale HS Jazz 1.5 1:40 p.m.

Arlington HS Jazz Band 1 2:20 p.m.

Mead High School Jazz 1 3 p.m.

Mountlake Terrace HS Jazz 1 3:40 p.m.

Edmonds-Woodway HS Jazz 1 4:20 p.m.

Jazz Combos and Open J a.m. Sessions

Edmonds Theater—415 Main St.

Edmonds CC Jazz Combo 1 9 a.m.

Mountlake Terrace HS 2 9:30 a.m.

Edmonds Woodway HS 4 10 a.m.

Combo Clinic / open jam (1-1/2 hrs) 10:30 a.m.

Edmonds -Woodway HS 2 Noon

Edmonds -Woodway HS 3 12:30 p.m.

Combo Clinic/ open jam (1-1/2 hrs) 1 p.m.

Mountlake Terrace HS 1 2:30 p.m.

Edmonds Woodway HS 1 3 p.m.

Meadowdale HS 3:30 p.m.

College Place MS Combo 4 p.m.

Edmonds CC Jazz Combo 2 4:30 p.m.

Vocal Jazz

Edmonds Conference Center—4th Ave N and Bell St

Meadowdale HS Impressions 9:30 a.m.

Mariner HS Avant Blues 10:20 a.m.

Meadowdale MS Jazz Choir 11:10 a.m.

Shorewood HS After Hours Noon

Cascade HS (2 groups) 12:50 p.m.

Edmonds Woodway HS (2 groups) 1:50 p.m.

Edmonds CC Soundsation 3 p.m.

 

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