The stage is set for Starbucks 23nd Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz to once again delight Seattle-area jazz fans as the region's top young musicians come together for a special show at the Paramount Theatre. One hundred percent of ticket sales from the night's performance will directly benefit the music programs of the participating schools which this year includes: Ballard High School, Garfield High School, Mount Si High School, Mountlake Terrace High School, and Roosevelt High School. The show will be held on Friday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. Since its inception in 1995, Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz has raised more than $625,000 for participating schools' music programs. "For the past 23 years, Starbucks has been proud to support local high school jazz bands. For one night a year, we give them the historical Paramount stage to shine on," said June Ashley, who manages community partnerships for Starbucks. "This truly is a magical night."

The critically needed funds raised through Hot Java Cool Jazz help the bands cover competition, equipment and travel costs. Total ticket sales are split among the performing bands. Last year's event raised more than $60,000 for local programs. In addition to Hot Java Cool Jazz, Starbucks supports local arts education through Seattle Theatre Group's More Music at the Moore and Dance This; and the new fan favorite Little Big Show at the Neptune Theatre.

Last year's show sold out, so fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance at the Paramount Theatre box office, online at or surcharge-free at select Starbucks stores (listed below) for $22 (all ages). Proceeds from the tickets sold at the Starbucks store closest to each school will go to that school's music program. For more information on the show and participating bands as well as other upcoming Starbucks events in Seattle, please visit:

Participating Starbucks include: NW Market St & 22nd Ave (ticket sales benefit Ballard H.S.) 2200 NW Market St. Seattle, WA 98107 206-782-2795 23rd & Jackson (ticket sales benefit Garfield H.S.) 2300 South Jackson Seattle, WA 98144 206-726-0502 Snoqualmie Ridge (ticket sales benefit Mount Si H.S.) 7730 Center Blvd SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-396-0646 Cedar Plaza- Mountlake Terrace (ticket sales benefit Mountlake Terrace H.S.) 22805 44th Ave W. Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 425-672-4254 Roosevelt Square (ticket sales benefit Roosevelt H.S.) 6417 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98115 206-526-7230.

For more than 40 years, Starbucks has had the pleasure of calling Seattle home. Starbucks continues to celebrate this great city at its SoDo headquarters, local roasting plant in Kent, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room in Capitol Hill, and at every Seattle neighborhood store. Starbucks is proud to support local initiatives through partnerships with like-minded local organizations and cultural traditions that shape the community such as the University of Washington, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, STG and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Learn more at

STG's mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of the region's cultural identity while keeping three historic venues, The Paramount, Moore and Neptune, alive and vibrant. STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and jazz, to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at these three iconic theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound region and in Portland, Oregon. For more information visit

STG Education and Community Programs extend beyond the Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatre stages and into the lives of the greater Seattle community. Each season, STG offers over 150 education programs impacting over 40,000 students and community members from diverse ages and backgrounds. These programs deepen significance to performances through opportunities to engage with artists, inspire youth and local artists through training and performance opportunities, and provide exposure to the arts through access initiatives. For more information visit

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