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Roy Matsumoto family

Roy Matsumoto (far right) is the subject of "Honor and Sacrifice."

Trinity Artists at the Organ show

Trinity Artists at the Organ's 25th anniversary continues with a concert of music for organ and strings 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Trinity Lutheran Chuch, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

It will feature organist Jeffrey Cooper and the Skyros Quartet with Tim Pizzichemi. Cooper is organist at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle.

The Skyros Quartet (Sarah Pizzichemi, Brandon Vance, Justin Kurys and Willie Braun) is a Seattle area ensemble. They will be joined by Seattle area cellist Tim Pizzichemi for an evening of music for string quartet, quintet, and organ, including music by Buxtehude, Schubert and Beethoven.

There will be a reception following the concert to meet and greet the artists. Suggested donation $15 for adults, seniors and students $10, or pay as able.

Film screening to honor Japanese American WWII vets

Edmonds Community College will host a film screening and discussion to honor Japanese American World War II veterans on Feb 20. The screening will include the films "Honor & Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story" and "Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawai'i."

Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers, who directed and produced the two movies, will speak on a panel alongside Joyce Yamane and Karen Matsumoto, daughters of the veterans featured in the films. The event will be held one day after the national Day of Remembrance, which commemorates the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

"Honor & Sacrifice" documents a Japanese immigrant family ripped apart by World War II. The Matsumoto family included five sons, two who fought for the U.S. and three who fought for Japan. The story is told by Roy's daughter, Karen, as she discovers her father's work in military intelligence, kept secret for 50 years.

"Proof of Loyalty" tells the story of a Japanese American who played a crucial strategic role in World War II. He and his fellow Nisei – second-generation Japanese Americans – combatted discrimination to serve their country. They would go on to change the course of U.S. history.

The screening and discussion is 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Black Box Theatre, Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Free. Reserve tickets at BlackBoxEdCC.org/Tickets.

'Piano Four Hands' at Cascadia Art Museum

Cascadia Art Museum hosts "Ravel, Mozart & Dvorák for Piano Duet" 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the museum, 190 Sunset Ave. Edmonds.

Featured will be one of Maurice Ravel's most famous works, the suite "Ma Mère l'Oye," plus a Mozart sonata and selections from Dvorák's Slavonic Dances.

"Piano Four Hands" (duets for two players sitting side-by-side at one keyboard) were a staple of chamber music a century ago, with works by many mainstream composers specifically for this style. Pianists Harumi Makiyama and Rie Ando will be featured.

Tickets, $12-$18, include admission to the museum. Info: CascadiaArtMuseum.org, 425-336-4809.

Vocal Jazz Swings into Edmonds in March

The 44th annual DeMiero Jazz Festival takes place at several downtown Edmonds locations March 5-7. This music education event brings in more than 60 jazz choirs from middle school, high school, college and community groups, for a noncompetitive, inspiring chance to perform and work with professional jazz artists.

Daytime performances, master classes and workshops are open to the public for free.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 10student choirs will perform after rehearsing and learning all day with the pros. Tickets will be available at the door at North Sound Church 201 Fourth Ave N.

At 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, professional jazz artists will peform. Ticket are available through the Edmonds Center for the Arts website and at the door, 410 Fourth Ave N.

Cascadia Art Museum

Harumi Makiyama and Rie Ando will perform Feb. 22 at Cascadia Art Museum.

Headline artists nclude the Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz/Gary Versace Trio and säje, a quartet featuring 2020 Grammy-nominated Sara Gararek, Amanda Taylor (Groove for Thought), Johnaye Kendrick and Erin Bentlage and Greta Matassa.

These artists will be working directly with students during the daytime festival teaching Masterclasses and workshops, as well as their performance on Friday night.

The DeMiero Jazz Festival is a nonprofit organization and relies on community support, sponsorships and donations for its funding. It is supported by the Edmonds Arts Commission, the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund, the Hubbard Family Foundation, the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, the Washington State Choral Conductors Association, and others.

For volunteer inquiries, contact Louise Uriu at 425-252-7327.

More information: demierojazzfest.org.


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