Seattle's Top Young Jazz Musicians to Play the Starbucks 27th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz at The Paramount Theatre

One hundred percent of the ticket sales from the evening's performance will directly benefit the music programs of the participating schools.

By: Feb. 08, 2024
Seattle's Top Young Jazz Musicians to Play the Starbucks 27th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz at The Paramount Theatre

Seattle-area jazz fans are in for a special treat next month as the region's top young musicians come together at The Paramount Theatre for the Starbucks 27th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz, presented by Seattle Theatre Group (STG).

One hundred percent of the ticket sales from the evening's performance will directly benefit the music programs of the participating schools which this year includes: Garfield High School, Roosevelt High School, Edmonds Woodway High School, Mountlake Terrace High School, and Mount Si High School. Hot Java Cool Jazz is on Friday, March 29 at 7:00 PM. Since its inception in 1995, this annual event has raised more than $1,000,000 for participating school's music programs.

Tickets are $25 (not including fees) and are on sale now at www.stgpresents.org, in person at the Paramount Theatre box office at 911 Pine Street in Downtown Seattle. This is an all ages, general admission event.

“Hot Java Cool Jazz has a history in this city. It allows the talented, up-and-coming jazz students a chance to show off their skills as musicians. It is truly an unforgettable experience for them. Starbucks has supported this program for over 27 years, giving back the ticket sales to the local high schools' music programs. These student are the future of jazz,” said June Ashley, senior manager, partnerships for Starbucks.

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 five performing bands. Last year's event raised more than $73,000 for local programs. Last year's show was sold out, so fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance. For more information about the show and participating bands, click here.  

ABOUT SEATTLE THEATRE GROUP (STG)

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is a nonprofit arts organization and independent event promoter that operates and stewards the historic Paramount, Moore, and Neptune theatres in Seattle and an outdoor venue at Remlinger Farms in Carnation, Washington. Every year, STG presents over 850 events that range from concerts of all genres, comedy and podcast shows, speakers, dance performances, and touring Broadway musicals with its Broadway at the Paramount series, serving a diverse community of nearly one million attendees from all over the Pacific Northwest. STG's flagship Education and Community Engagement Program is at the heart of its mission. The program serves over 40,000 students and community members through more than 500 events annually. These programs, which are largely at no cost to participants, provide opportunities to engage with artists, inspire youth and local artists through training and performance opportunities, and provide access to the arts through access initiatives. These programs deepen the significance of performances presented at STG venues. STG is also the producer of THING, an annual music and arts festival that was founded by Adam Zacks, STG's Chief Programming Officer and creator of the Sasquatch! Music Festival. THING is an eclectic, all ages experience that celebrates a diverse lineup of local to international musical acts, comedians, and podcasts, and features community workshops and performances from participants in STG's varying Education and Community Engagement programs.  




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