Summer is right around the corner and that means it will soon be time for the free summer concert series. There will be music for all ages, every weekend beginning June 2nd through September 16th. Concerts are outdoors at the Carl S. English Gardens. Donations are welcome for maintenance of the gardens and renovations of the Locks. Concert schedule may change, so please visit our website for the most current information.
In February it was announced that Ballard High School’s jazz band is one of only 15 schools in the country to make the cut to compete in the Essentially Ellington Festival at Lincoln Center.
The band just arrived in New York (above) for the competition on Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th. Each band will perform before a distinguished panel of judges — including Wynton Marsalis.
Ballard is scheduled to perform between 10-11:30 a.m. our time on Saturday. Then at 1 p.m. PT, judges will announce the top three bands. Later that night, the winner will be announced.
The BHS jazz band has had a busy year. In March it was one 13 high school bands selected to play at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA. Then later that month, BHS was one of five Western Washington high school jazz bands selected to perform in Starbucks’ 23rd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz event at the Paramount Theater for a sold-out performance.
Now in it's 15th year, the Ballard Jazz Festival gets better and better - Don't miss it!
From All About Jazz:
Spanning four days in the historic Ballard neighborhood, the festival has maintained its community feel throughout it's history, this year celebrating its 15th edition. Each year, the festival attracts national and international talent surrounded by the best of the Seattle jazz scene. "I want to make sure it's a local festival, so it sounds like Seattle," says festival organizer and Seattle jazz impresario John Bishop, "It will be a celebration of that." Each year, rather than simply bring in marquee talent from around the country, national talent is paired with northwest musicians, creating a great opportunity for musicians and fans alike to mingle. This is rooted in the awareness of what makes a jazz scene vital, whether at the festival, or in clubs throughout the year, that "the hang" is essential, and creates a vibe that is compelling and welcoming. Promoted and staged by Origin Records, the Seattle jazz label operated by drummers Bishop and Matt Jorgensen, this year's event also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the highly regarded label.
Visit our website to learn more about this year's event and purchase tickets.
Sno-King Community Chorale presents a special benefit performance
featuring Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson. American jazz musican &
vocalist, Sara Gazarek is a stand out. On her fourth album and debut for
the Palmetto label, “Blossom & Bee,” Gazarek and her band have
crafted a program of emotionally expansive standards, inspired
contemporary fare, and uncommonly memorable originals, prompting the LA
Times to predict that “..she may well turn out to be the next important
jazz singer.” Josh Nelson maintains an active and creative schedule as a
jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and recording artist. Concert is April
22, 2018 at 7pm.
Help us raise the roof and open our brand new location in Shoreline! Join us for- FREE DANCE CLASSES! RAFFLES! 15% OFF SUMMER CLASSES! MEET & GREET WITH TEACHERS! DANCE PARTY! MUSICAL ROCK OUT! STUDIO TOURS!
44th Street Blues Band Leonard Daniels (Drums), Nate Burch (Lead Guitar), Bill Davis (Harmonica), Greg Johnston (Rhythm Guitar) Mike Fish (Bass) Engel's Pub features LIVE MUSIC 4 Nights a Week. 113 S 5th St., Edmonds, WA www.engelspub.com
The Gray Sky Blues Music Festival starts on Saturday, April 7, 2018 following the Tacoma Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade in downtown Tacoma, and will feature some of the finest blues musicians to be found west of the Mississippi.
THE JUNGLE BOOK
IBT For Children Presents
A ballet in Two Acts with one intermission.
Total run time - 1 hour
Part of a new series of dance productions created for children and their
families. The Jungle Book is a one-hour production about friendship,
family, and the journey home. Based on a collection stories of by
Rudyard Kipling, this production will dazzle our young audience members
along with those young at heart. A stimulating experience in the magical
world of live theatre and dance, this show is recommended for younger
audiences, ages 5-12
Our performance features talented dancers from the International Ballet Academy; the preparatory school of the International Ballet Theatre.