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Photo of Kobe, Japan

Artist Trust Fellowships

Fellowships provide $7,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and ability. The Fellowship is a merit-based award. Recipients present a Meet the Artist event to a community in Washington State that has little or no access to art or the artist’s work. In addition to 14 Fellowship recipients, one artist each in the Craft and in the Media disciplines (for 2016) will receive a one-month residency at The Millay Colony of the Arts in upstate New York and a $1,000 stipend. More at artisttrust.org. Submission deadline is January 11.

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 and 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 seattle.gov/arts. Submission deadline is February 10.

On the Horizon

DeMiero Jazz Fest
March 10-12
Edmonds Center for the Arts

Dee Daniels, Carmen Bradford, Charenee Wade, Greta Matassa, Josh Nelson, Jay Leonhart, Dave Tull, Bruce Forman. More information at demierojazzfest.org.

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
February 24-27

Monty Alexander, Ignacio Berroa, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Dee Daniels, Graham Dechter, David Hagelganz, Kevin Kanner, Justin Kauflin, Barbra Morrison, Josh Nelson, Vern Sielert, Katie Thiroux. More at 208-885-75900 or uidaho.edu/jazzfest.

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.