säje featuring l-r Erin Bentlage, Johnaye Kendrick, Sara Gazarek, and Amanda Taylor. Photo courtesy of the artists

DeMiero Vocal Jazz Festival 

The 48th annual DeMiero Vocal Jazz Festival returns to Edmonds, March 7-9. Taking place across several downtown Edmonds locations, this music education event brings in more than 50 jazz choirs for a non-competitive, inspiring chance to perform and work with professional jazz artists. Daytime performances, clinics, and master classes are open to the public for free. Venues include the Edmonds Center for the Arts, North Sound Church, and Community Christian Fellowship. Come see why generations of jazz choir students have attended this Festival for more than 48 years, learning from international artists and clinicians. For more information visit demierojazzfest.org.

The Vera Project Seeks New Board Members

The Vera Project is a non-profit concert venue, screen print shop, recording studio, and art gallery dedicated to fostering personal and community transformation through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in music and art. Vera’s Board of Directors supports Vera Project staff and membership by providing guidance in areas related to their personal and professional expertise. The board hopes to recruit individuals with the following skill sets: fundraising, financial management and/or major giving; construction law, contract law, IP law and/or tax law; direct action, mutual aid and/or grassroots organizing; and artistic performance. To learn more please reach out to boardofdirectors@theveraproject.org. 

Applications Open for 2024 New Jazz Works

Chamber Music America’s (CMA) New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and record new works. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader or another member of the ensemble. Since 2000, CMA has awarded 277 original jazz works grants, including Seattle’s Jovino Santos Neto (2002), Paul Kikuchi and Portable Sanctuary (2012), and säje (2022). Applications close April 4, 11:59 ET. For more information, application, and guidelines visit chambermusicamerica.org/grants/new-jazz-works. New Jazz Works is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 


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February 29, 2024