Hello neighbors and friends! After months of preparation and much anticipation, the Jackson Street Jazz Walk will be held this Saturday, September 8that 5:00pm.
Sponsored by Vulcan, Inc.; presented by Producer, Eugenie Jones, and Music For A Cause; The 2018 5th Annual Jackson Street Jazz Walk is a community-wide, festival-like, live music event. Featuring a diverse array of jazz, blues, and alternative artists, the walk is hosted by businesses located along Central District’s historic Jackson Street - between 16th and 21st Avenues South.
Dating back to 1918 when Miss Lillian Smith's Jazz Band performed in Washington Hall (*Source below), the Jackson Street/Central District area has generated a rich legacy within the world of jazz. As a proving ground and culturally diverse entertainment arena, it was home to local and international icons, including Ernestine Anderson, Ray Charles, and Quincy Jones. It is known for its uniquely-Seattle contribution to the world of jazz.
Inspired by this rich legacy, the first Jackson Street Jazz Walk was launched in April 2013 by community organizer, Knox Gardner, and a collection of Seattle Neighborhood Community Councils.
The jazz walk was and remains today, a community-engaging celebration of a shared history, as well as a platform for today’s talented artists to share their gifts, abilities, and passion for their art form.
The 2018 5th Annual Jackson Street Jazz Walk will additionally be a Music For A Cause event, asking jazz walk attendees to contribute an admission fee in the form of a food drive donation, benefiting Northwest Harvest.
Held in conjunction with the Pratt Fine Arts Center's Fall Open Houseand the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute's Open House, the 5th Annual Jackson Street Jazz Walk will be a very special community-wide celebration and you're invited to join the party!
For more information on this event, artists performing, or how to volunteer, please visit www.jacksonstreetjazz.org.