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Seattle Lindy Exchange

The 2016 Seattle Lindy Exchange swings into gear from Friday, August 12, to Sunday, August 14. Hosted by the Savoy Swing Club, this year’s exchange plans to go “old school: no classes, no competitions, just the best music from around the county, right here in Seattle.”

Kicking off Friday with the Holotrad Band taking the stage at the newly renovated Washington Hall at 7pm, the event moves to the new Velocity2 space at midnight with the Careless Lovers. Saturday starts with a picnic at Cal Anderson with a musicians’ jam, followed by NYC’s Tamar Korn and her Korn-u-copia, then the Careless Lovers again at V2. Sunday sees a free outdoor dance with the Washboard Cutups, before closing out the weekend with Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners.

The Seattle Lindy Exchange encourages fun and inclusivity. More information and registration at seattlelindyexchange.org.

10th Annual North City Jazz Walk

The tenth annual North City Jazz Walk takes over Shoreline on Tuesday, August 16, from 6:30-10pm. Rain or shine, attendees can stroll along 15th Ave NE in Shoreline and enjoy a multitude of live, local jazz at the various participating venues. Artists perform in nine venues, including North City Bistro & Wine Shop, Easy Monkey Taphouse, and Frank Lumber Delivery Store. Hear the vocal stylings of Greta Matassa along with Critical Mass Big Band, gypsy jazz by way of Pearl Django, traditional Cuban music from Kiki Valera y los Guajíbaros, and much more. Come early and enjoy “Jazz Bites,” delicious food items specifically provided for the event.

The North City Jazz Walk is produced by the North City Business Association in partnership with the City of Shoreline, the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, and North City Water District, and by generous in-kind contributions from Ronald Wastewater District and Uniquely Northwest Publications.

Full schedule and information at northcityjazzwalk.org.

Jazz Night School’s Big Jazz in the Park Returns

Jazz Night School’s free summer concert series Big Jazz in the Park returns this summer to Columbia Park in Columbia City. Both concerts will run from 6-8pm. On Wednesday, July 27, JNS will be featuring its Big Band Express and Performance Big Band, as well as welcoming the All Voices Gospel Choir. On Wednesday, August 17, the JNS All-Star Big Band will perform.

Grab a picnic dinner from the farmer’s market, or PCC, and join us in the park for an evening of great big band jazz music. More information at jazznightschool.org.

On the Horizon

Earshot Jazz September Concerts
September 15 & 27

Earshot Jazz brings two ensembles of renowned musicians to Seattle in September. On September 15, the Stanley Cowell Trio, with Billy Drummond and Jay Anderson, perform at downstairs at Town Hall. And on September 27, the Ben Wendel Group, featuring Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, and Henry Cole, takes the stage at PONCHO Concert Hall. Information and tickets available at earshot.org.

Write Earshot Jazz

The Earshot Jazz magazine reflects and shares the many ways that jazz intersects with lives in the Northwest. Earshot Jazz is seeking submissions from writers: Please email story pitches, comments, news and announcements to editor@earshot.org.

Help the Jazz Around the Sound Calendar

Please email news and announcements about jazz gigs, concerts and community events to jazzcalendar@earshot.org.