Scene in Edmonds: All that jazz, all day long

Edmonds-Woodway's Lee Cantrelle and Cole Comefrey treat the crowd to a trumpet duet.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Lee Cantrelle and Cole Conefrey treat the crowd to a trumpet duet.

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Mello-aires show off their vocal jazz virtuosity at the Edmonds Conference Center. L to R are Nick Birkby, Luke Miraba, Leah Kerr, and Gabby Benuska.

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Mello-aires show off their vocal jazz virtuosity at the Edmonds Conference Center. L to R are Nick Birkby, Luke Miraba, Leah Kerr, and Gabby Benuska.

Edmonds-Woodway High School jazz pianist Emma Howeiler got up from the piano bench to give a rousing vocal performance that got the crowd screaming for more.

Edmonds-Woodway High School jazz pianist Emma Howeiler got up from the piano bench to give a rousing vocal performance that got the crowd screaming for more.

From My Edmonds News photographer Larry Vogel, coverage of the 14th annual Edmonds Jazz Connection, a local music festival that highlights award-winning high school jazz programs from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The event is sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club. You can see many more photos on our Pinterest page.

Howeiler, an EWHS senior, was honored as the recipient of a $1750 scholarship from the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary.  Howeiler is graduating with a 3.89 GPA and will attend Dartmouth next year where she plans to study neurology with a music minor.  Presenting the award are Edmonds Daybreaker Rotary's Michelle van Tassell and Chris Lindberg.

Howeiler, an EWHS senior, was honored as the recipient of a $1750 scholarship from the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary. Howeiler is graduating with a 3.89 GPA and will attend Dartmouth next year where she plans to study neurology with a music minor. Presenting the award are Michelle van Tassell of event sponsor Coldwell Banker Bain and Chris Lindberg of Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary.

helle Van Tassell is not a Rotary member, she was representing one of our largest funding sponsors, Coldwell Banker Bain Edmonds.

Perennial favorite Edmonds-Woodway reed wizard Kyle Brooks backs up Cole Comefrey's singing with some hot licks on the clarinet.

Perennial favorite Edmonds-Woodway reed wizard Kyle Brooks backs up Cole Conefrey’s singing with some hot licks on the clarinet.

Saxophonist and clarinetist Kyle Brooks received a scholarship check for $1,750 from Edmonds Daybreakers.  Brooks will attend the University of Oregon next year where he plans to study engineering and music.

Brooks, a saxophonist and clarinetist, received a scholarship check for $1,750 from Edmonds Daybreakers. Brooks will attend the University of Oregon next year where he plans to study engineering and music.

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5 Comments

  1. Great article! Wondering if there were pictures of all the scholarship recipiants. My son Brandon Cowan received one. I would love to have a photo.
    Thank you

  2. Glad you enjoyed the event, Kerry. I know there were a number of folks taking pictures. Give me a couple of days to check in and see if we have a member or friend of the club taking pictures of Brandon’s presentation.

    Jamie Reece, President
    Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary

  3. Lots of hard work and dedication by these talented musicians entertaining us with great music. Music directors and students should be very proud of their accomplishments in producing a fabulous event.

  4. Thanks to myedmondsnews for helping to cover this event. Fun to see these pictures. Thanks also to all of our sponsors and patrons that help make this event possible. I know, as a member of Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary, that we appreciate all of the support we receive. Awarding scholarships during the event has made the Jazz Connection even better. Thanks to all of the hard work of our members who make this event possible, especially Chris Lindberg, chair.

  5. I should have noted that EWHS seniors Cole Conefrey and Kyle Brooks, shown in the photo above, will both be attending the U of O next year. Here’s hoping their collaboration continues and grows in Eugene!

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