Jazz Connection

Edmonds Jazz Connection

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 

Downtown Edmonds

Please join us for the 17th annual Edmonds Jazz Connection Festival, presented by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club.

The Edmonds Jazz Connection is a local music festival, including a full day of performances from nationally recognized and award-winning High School and Middle School jazz programs from throughout the Pacific Northwest, and highlights numerous student groups that have performed in prestigious competitions nationwide. At the conclusion of the academic year, Jazz Connection is an encore for these accomplished students to perform for the community, and showcase their improvisational talents while playing side-by-side with professional musicians.

While a principal goal of the event is to connect the community with its many wonderful student jazz musicians, the Edmonds Daybreakers use this event as a pivotal fundraiser to directly support our school music programs and students.

The Rotarians work directly with the school district leadership and choral and band directors to identify the most pressing needs of school music programs. Funding and organizational support are then issued to ensure the success of these initiatives.

All proceeds from this year’s event will go toward:

  1. Expanding scholarships for student musicians continuing their education at college, university or trade school.
  2. Establishing quarterly Pro-Am clinics for students to work directly with professional musicians on improvisational performing skills development.
  3. Awarding block grants to schools to further enrich music education offerings through immersive study opportunities.

Admission to the event is free, and donations will be accepted to support educational and scholarship programs. Please join us in helping to support an exceptional music experience for all Edmonds Schools and participating music programs.