Edmonds Art Beat: All About Jazz Happening This Weekend

Saturday evening: Edmonds Jazz Walk

Music will take over the streets of Edmonds on Saturday May 21 from 6 p.m. to midnight during the Edmonds Jazz Walk. Buy a ticket at this event gives access to all the shows. An early bird discount on tickets ends at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, so shop now!

Eight downtown Edmonds venues will participate in the Jazz Walk and will include the following artists: Pearl Django, Adriana Giordano, Johnaye Kendrick, Taryn Zickafoose, Reuel Lubag, Danny Kolke, Jake Bergevin, The Jazz Punishments Big Band, Neil Welch, Paul Gabrielson, Richard Cole, Jean Chaumont, Greg Williamson, Kareem Kandi, Jared Hall, Steve Treseler and Nick Moore.

Jazz Walk ticket office

Jazz Walk Ticket Headquarters is located at Coldwell Banker Bain at 108 5th Ave. S. Tickets can be ordered online then recovered after 5 p.m. on May 21 at Coldwell Banker Bain.

You can read the full biographies of these accomplished musicians and see the program here. For an abbreviated version, keep scrolling!

6 p.m.

Cole Gallery – Reuel Lubag Trio with Richard Cole – Legends of Northwest Jazz

Graphite- Threesome Kareem Kandi – Saxophonist and composer

Masonic Lodge – Django Pearl – Highly rated Hot Club style band

The Louvre Cafe – Paul Gabrielson | Brandt Fisher – Renowned bass player

The Loft- Trio by Neil Welch – Seattle-based acoustic and electronic artist

American Legion – Taryn Zickafoose Project – Extraordinary percussion

7 p.m.

Kelnero* – Johnaye Kendrick – jazz festival performer and educator
*21 and over

9 p.m.

Graphite- Boxley Quintet with Jared Hall and more – Trumpeter and speaker

Pub Engel* – Trio by Steve Treseler – Saxophonist, composer and author
*21 and over

Cole Gallery – Trio by Jean Chaumont – International guitarist and composer

Masonic Lodge – Jake Bergevin and jazz punishments – Edmonds Local!

American Legion – Adriana Giordano – Born in Brazil and based in Seattle

Saturday daytime: Edmonds Jazz Connection

Edmonds-Woodway’s Rendevous Quarter – featuring Jazz 1 students – performing at Jazz Connection in 2019. (My Edmonds News File Photo)

In addition to the Jazz Walk, there will be a full day of citywide jazz on Saturday, May 21.

the Edmonds Jazz Login is an annual event featuring local student musicians. The event took a two-year hiatus due to COVID.

Edmonds Jazz Connection is sponsored by the Rotary Edmonds Daybreakers Club and the event raises funds to support music programs in the Edmonds School District. Student musicians from 13 schools at the intermediate, high school and college levels will be featured.

Daytime events are all free, but donations are welcome to support the Music Student Scholarship and School Music programs. Donations can also be made in line.

Music starts at 9 a.m. and continues until 5:30 p.m. at three separate locations:

The Edmonds Center for the Arts – featuring major bands
The Edmonds Theater – with jazz combos, plus a Brubeck Brothers workshop at 11 a.m.
North Sound Center – hosting jazz vocal groups

Printed programs will be available at all venues on the day of the event.

— By Rachel Gardner

Rachel Gardner genuinely appreciates art in all its forms and believes that everyone is an artist, some don’t know it yet. A dedicated and involved resident of Edmonds, she can often be spotted on stage cracking jokes between sets or in the audience enjoying local live performances. She loves having fun with her art and finding unique ways of expression, like forming a boho-grunge-folk ukulele trio with local Edmonds moms.

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