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2016 CMA/ASCAP Awards

The CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming recognize ensembles and presenters for outstanding and innovative approaches to the programming of contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music. The 2016 award recipients will receive $500 and a commemorative plaque, and will be honored in January at the CMA National Conference in NYC. Deadline to apply is Friday, November 13. Applications and more information available at chamber-music.org.

Seattle JazzED Big Band Ensembles Auditions

Seattle JazzED invites students in grades 4-12 to audition for its Big Band Ensembles Program on Saturday, November 21, at the MLK FAME Community Center. Ensembles range from introductory ensembles for those new to their instruments, to high level ensembles exploring the intricacies of improvisation. Students work with professional musicians and educators in a hands-on environment, and every ensemble has performance opportunities. The season, with the exception of the Introductory Ensemble, begins January 2016 and runs through May 2016. More information available at seattlejazzed.org.

On the Horizon

Portland Jazz Festival
February 18-28
Various venues, Portland, OR
Charles Lloyd Quartet, Dianne Reeves, Sonny Fortune Quartet, John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet, Ravi Coltrane, Orrin Evans, Gary Peacock Trio, Alicia Olatuja and Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Pat Martino Trio, Kenny Barron Trio, Bobby Torres Ensemble, Aaron Goldberg, David Goldblatt, Chano Domínguez, and more. Visit portlandjazzfestival.org for more information.

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.