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Girls Jazz Day ensemble photo courtesy of Seattle JazzED

Seattle JazzED Girls Jazz Day

On Sunday, November 13, Seattle JazzED hosts Girls Jazz Day 2016, open to female and female-identified band instrumentalists in grades 6-12, held at MLK FAME Community Center. Learn new songs in an all-girl band with famed NYC drummer Allison Miller as the band director. The day will end with a fun group mini-concert for your friends and family. Visit seattlejazzed.org/girls-jazz-day for more details and to sign up.

Arts Innovator Awards

Funded by the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation, the Arts Innovator Award is an unrestricted award of $25,000 given annually to two Washington State artists of any discipline. The award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. Applications are due November 14. Learn more at artisttrust.org.

Seattle JazzED Big Band Ensembles Auditions

Seattle JazzED invites students in grades 5-12 to audition for its Big Band Ensembles Program on Saturday, November 19, at the MLK FAME Community Center, open to students who have played their instrument for one or more years. Ensembles range from the introductory ensembles to high-level ensembles exploring the intricacies of improvisation. Students learn with professional musicians and educators in a hands-on environment, and every ensemble has performance opportunities. Rehearsals run weekly, beginning January 2017 and running through May 2017. More information available at seattlejazzed.org.

CMA Residency Partnership Program

Chamber Music America’s Residency Partnership Program supports professional ensembles and presenters in building audiences for classical, contemporary, and jazz chamber music through residency projects. The Program funds activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. Application deadline is November 20. More information available at chamber-music.org.

The Millay Colony for the Arts Residencies

Artist Trust partners with The Millay Colony for the Arts, a nonprofit artists’ residency program and artists’ center located in Austerlitz, New York. Recipients are chosen from Fellowship applications. Applications are available beginning November 28, with a deadline of January 16, 2017. More information available at artisttrust.org.

On the Horizon

Portland Jazz Festival
February 16-26, 2017
Various venues, Portland, OR

Branford Marsalis with Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Joey Calderazzo, Ralph Peterson, The Heath Brothers, Kneebody, The Cookers, John Abercrombie, Yellowjackets, Mike Stern, Ralph Towner, Bill Mays, Ray Ayers, Craig Taborn, John Scofield, Aaron Parks, Hector Martignon, Marianne Trudel and more. Visit pdxjazz.com/pdx-jazz-festival 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.

Help the Jazz Around the Sound Calendar

Please email news and announcements about jazz gigs, concerts, and community events to jazzcalendar@earshot.org, or submit your own gig at earshot.org/events/community/add.