Christopher Icasiano photo by Daniel Sheehan

CORRECTION: 2018 Essentially Ellington Results
In the June issue of Earshot Jazz, we neglected to mention the achievements of Katie Webster (Ballard High School), who earned an Outstanding Alto Saxophone award at the 23rd Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Lincoln Center in May.

We deeply apologize for this error, and send heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Webster, along with her peers.

Christopher Icasiano Awarded 2018 Artist Trust Fellowship
Christopher Icasiano—drummer, educator, and Earshot Jazz board member who is highly active on Seattle’s jazz and experimental music scenes—was recently named a recipient of Artist Trust’s 2018 Fellowship, an unrestricted grant program that awards $7,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and ability. The 16 recipients this year were selected based on merit by a panel of multidisciplinary artists and art professionals based in Washington State.

First presented in 1987, Fellowship is Artist Trust’s longest-running award. In 2018, the award provided a total of $120,000 in funding to individual artists across the state. Fellowship awards are made possible through the support of our community including generous individuals, foundations, and corporations that believe in the importance of the work of the individual artist.

Cornish Music Department Welcomes New Faculty
The Cornish Music Department recently announced the addition of eight new faculty members to join its community of artists, teachers, and scholars who have been providing forward-thinking undergraduate music training for over 100 years. These artists include: Kerry O’Brien (musicology/percussion), Ha-Yang Kim (cello/chamber music/composition), Greg Campbell (drums/musicology), Dana Jackson (bassoon), Raymond Larsen (trumpet), David Marriott (trombone), Leanna Keith (flute), and Heather Bentley (viola).

9th Annual STG Songwriters Lab
STG’s Songwriters Lab, which runs July 16–21, is for young musicians (ages 14–19) interested in pursuing their artistic vision as songwriters and lyricists. Under the mentorship of professional musicians, students learn creative approaches to song composition and lyric writing, along with strategies for navigating the music business. STG’s Songwriters Lab encourages collaboration across music genres and instrumentation; all styles of music encouraged to apply. Sign-up deadline is July 9. More info & application at stgpresents.org/education/songwriters.

CityArtist Projects Application Now Open
Applications are now open for the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s CityArtist Projects, with a deadline of July 11.
CityArtist Projects supports the development and presentation of work created by generative Seattle-based individual artists/curators. The 2019 cycle will accept proposals from artists/curators working in dance, music and theater (including scriptwriting). Applicants can request one of the following set amounts: $2,000, $5,000, or $8,000. Awarded artists will need to offer a public presentation in city limits of Seattle. More information and application available at seattle.gov/arts.

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. To ensure publication in the printed calendar, please submit no later than the 15th of the month prior to the event.


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June 29, 2018