Scott Brown band leader with Rough Riders Marching Band from Roosevelt High School

Scott Brown, Band Leader, with Roosevelt High School, Rough Riders Marching Band. Photo courtesy of Roosevelt High School Jazz Band.

Au revoir North City Bistro 

Bittersweet, yet exciting changes ahead for the beloved North City Bistro venue! Owners Ray and Sharon Bloom have an incredible opportunity to move to the South of France in 2023, which means the Blooms are making moves to sell the North City Bistro sometime this year, “hopefully to someone who will give it as much love and attention as we have for the last 8+ years.” Is that person you? Keep up with the North City Bistro newsletter as plans for the venue develop over the coming months.

Job Opportunity: Communications Content Manager

Town Hall Seattle is seeking to hire a full-time, primarily remote Communications Content Manager to serve a pivotal role on their Marketing and Communications team, supporting the foundational work of department efforts. This core team member will create and execute coordinated, cross-channel communications plans; develop and publish weekly email content; implement and manage website event postings and general website maintenance; manage print collateral workflow, including the monthly print calendar; and, manage relationships with publicists and rental partners in information gathering for 450+ events per year. Town Hall requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and is a condition of employment. Position is open until filled. Apply at townhallseattle.org/job/communications-content-manager

46th Annual DeMiero Vocal Jazz Festival 

The DeMiero Jazz Festival returns to Edmonds March 3-4 in its 46th iteration taking place at several locations across the city. This music education event is bringing in more than 30 jazz choirs for a non-competitive, inspiring chance to perform and work with professional jazz artists. Venues include the Edmonds Center for the Arts, North Sound Church and Community Christian Fellowship.

Headline artists for 2022 include the New York Voices and Emily Braden.  The New York Voices, together for over 30 years now, features top-tier vocalists Kim Nazarian (recently named the Festival’s new Artistic Director), Darmon Meader, Lauren Kinhan, and Peter Eldridge. Braden, winner of New York City’s “Best of the Best” Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, is a “master vocalist and a magnetic performer.” These artists will be working directly with students teaching master classes and workshops, which are free and open to the public. For more event details, ticketing information, and full COVID policy please visit demierojazzfest.org. Tickets also available at the door.

NWFF presents Ronnie’s

Presented at Northwest Film Forum March 9-17 comes Ronnie’s, a celebration of the legacy of Ronnie Scott and his world famous jazz club. Featuring previously unseen and unheard performances as well as interviews with some of the most iconic figures in music, the film explores the club’s 60-year history and shines a light on the uncompromising men and women who built it and who took to its stage.

Named after the late tenor saxophonist who founded the club in London’s bohemian district of Soho in 1959 with business partner Pete King, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club was inspired by the vibrant post-war music scene in New York and quickly became the city’s most famous music venue. Since then the club has consistently played host to the world’s greatest musical legends, including Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Roland Kirk, Buddy Rich, Oscar Peterson, and Nina Simone. For tickets visit nwfilmforum.org.

The Thousand Miles Project

The Thousand Miles Project is committed to helping emerging writers tell their stories and jumpstart lasting writing careers in the entertainment industry. In partnership with Universal Content Productions (UCP) and writer/producer Soo Hugh (The Terror, Pachinko), the program will provide up to 20 writers/writing teams the opportunity to learn about television writing and the industry through panels and lectures with writers, development execs, managers, and agents in a two-day intensive virtual workshop. After the workshop, participants will be invited to apply for a 24-week development lab by submitting a series idea for further development. This project is open to writers who are passionate about telling Asian and Pacific Islander stories. Proposals in any genre and medium are accepted including features, TV pilots, shorts, web series, short stories, book/manuscripts, stage plays, graphic novels, and articles. This opportunity is free to enter with submissions due by March 31. For more details of eligibility and applying, please visit writers.coverfly.com/competitions/view/thousandmilesproject.

Scott Brown Receives Recognition from WMEA

Roosevelt High School band director Scott Brown has been selected for induction into the Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame in recognition of his “exceptional support, inspiration, and outstanding contributions to the growth and development of music education.” Since 1984, Brown has directed all of the school’s band programs. Roosevelt’s Jazz Band, in particular, has participated almost consistently in the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington competition 22 out of 24 seasons.

In an interview with KNKX’s Robin Lloyd, Brown shares of his teaching philosophy, “We’ve got to give back, especially if the students are going to work this hard and the parents are going to work that hard,” he explains. “They need a leader who is there for them and who is positive and energetic and inspiring.” Join us in congratulating Brown for this much deserved recognition! His passion and commitment has created a unique environment within music education that has cultivated some of the city’s most influential creatives and continues to inspire generation after generation of aspiring artists. Thank you, Scott! We celebrate YOU!


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March 2, 2022