Seattle Jazz resident ensemble SWOJO

Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra photo by Jim Levitt

OneBeat Artist Applications

OneBeat is now accepting artist applications for its 2016 program. OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. Applications are due February 5.

Now in its fifth year, OneBeat is cultivating a groundbreaking international network of leading artistic, technological, and social innovators in music. For more information on OneBeat, and how to apply for its artist program, visit 1beat.org.

Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Auditions

The Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association sends one high school-aged and one adult female jazz vocalist from Greater Seattle to Kobe, Japan, in May 2016. Finalists are selected by late February and participate in a live audition at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley on Monday, March 28. Two winners feature as guest vocalists at the 17th Annual Kobe Shinkaichi Jazz Vocal Queen Contest held in early May, in Seattle’s sister city, Kobe, Japan. Application deadline is February 6. More at seattlekobe.org.

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Youth Arts Projects

Youth Arts is an annual funding program for arts education, beyond the regular school day, for Seattle middle and high school youth. Funds and technical assistance from this program help experienced teaching artists lead training programs and projects in all arts disciplines – from visual arts to theater to dance and film. Youth Arts prioritizes youth or communities with limited or no access to the arts. Funding awards range up to $10,000. Learn more about Seattle Office of Arts and Culture efforts to put the arts back in education for all students in Seattle Public Schools, at www.seattle.gov/arts. Submission deadline is February 11.

SWOJO Seeking Musical Director

Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) is seeking an experienced musical director with a passion for the large jazz ensemble to lead the artistic development of the ensemble and support the musical development of its members. The Musical Director is a contract position. The application period is open through February 29. For more information on the position, its requirements, and how to apply, visit swojo.org.

4Culture Project Grants

The deadlines to apply for a 4Culture Project grant in Arts, Heritage, and Preservation have been set. Grants are available to artists and art groups, residing in King County, who are creating and presenting work in dance, theater, music, media, literature and the visual arts. The Arts Projects deadline for individuals and groups is March 9. More at 4culture.org.

On the Horizon

Ahamefule J. Oluo – Now I’m Fine
Saturday, April 2
The Moore Theatre

Local star comedian, musician, and storyteller Ahamefule J. Oluo brings all the gifts in his bones and then some to bring to life this critically acclaimed experimental pop opera about keeping it together when everything wants to fall apart. Purchase tickets at stgpresents.org/groups/earshot, and STG will give a donation to Earshot Jazz.

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.


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January 25, 2016

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