One of Edmonds’ most popular spring events is back, as the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club presents the 18th annual Edmonds Jazz Connection, Saturday, May 19, at three locations in downtown Edmonds.
More than a festival, it’s a Connection, bringing together students, renowned professional musicians, the arts community, music educators and ordinary people who just love good music.
Featured will be choral jazz groups at the North sound Center at 4th and Bell, plus jazz combos at the Edmonds Theater on Main Street. The big bands will be at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Performances will begin at all venues at 9 a.m. and continue through the afternoon. Admission to all performances at all venues is open to the public. While admission is free, your donations are welcome to help the Daybreakers in supporting the club’s local youth programs, which include scholarships for graduating high school seniors and support for school music programs.
Featured this year at the choral venue is a workshop/clinic held by the renowned New York Voices quartet; an opportunity for student vocalists to hone their skills. The day will end with a 30th Anniversary Celebration performance by the New York Voices at the Edmonds Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. See the ECA website for ticket information.
The Edmonds Jazz Connection will feature student groups from middle and high schools from around Puget Sound, including Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline, Arlington and Everett, performing both contemporary and traditional jazz music.
For more information, visit www.jazzconnection.org, or speak to any member of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club.