media

"In Her Hands; Key Changes in Jazz". Directed by Kay D. Ray, 2019.

 

"Representation Matters: The #JazzGirl Movement Goes National." by Tara Peters, Earshot Jazz, May 2019.

"How the World of Jazz is Opening to Thousands of Seattle Kids Who Might Have Been Left Out." by Paul deBarros, The Seattle Times, May 16, 2019. 

 

"Seattle's All-female High School Jazz Band Heads for National Stage." by Agueda Pacheco Flores, Crosscut, March 29, 2019.

 

"Seattle All-girls Jazz Band Goes National." by Marcie Sillman, KUOW 94.9 FM, March 26, 2019.

"The Educational Jazz Band: Where Are the Girls?" by Kelly Clingan, VOICE of Washington Music Educators, October 2017.

(republished Jazz Education Network Monthly Newsletter, June 2018)

"Loud and Proud: Girls Ellington Project Gives Voice to the Disenfranchised," by Kathryn Robinson, Seattle Met, February 2017. 

"Hey Ladies! Seattle JazzED's Melba Liston AllStars with Susan Pascal," by Abe Beeson, KNKX 88.5 FM, December 20, 2016.

"Seattle JazzED Debuts First WeBop Classes on the West Coast," by Sara Jones, Earshot Jazz, December 2016.

"GWSS Alum Spotlight," by Laura Marquez, Winter 2016.

"Seattle Girls' Jazz Band Shatters Stereotypes," by Marcie Sillman, KUOW 94.9 FM, February 16, 2016.

Eclectic Styles:  How to Get What You Need from the Band Guy,” by Kelly Clingan, astaweb.com

"A Plug for Public School Teachers: Race and Music Class at Washington Middle School," by Jen Graves, The Stranger, Spring 2010.

Great Expectations at Washington Middle School,” by Molly M. Conant, Earshot Jazz, June 2009.

"All that Jazz," by Bob Roseth, University Week, May 15, 2003. 

 

"Being a part of the Girls Ellington Project has really inspired me to be a stronger musician as well as a stronger woman – 

to not take crap from anyone who says I can't do something and to put all of myself into my music because that's what really makes it music."

                                             -JazzED student

honors

2019

Washington Area Unit President, Jazz Education Network

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member, Jazz Education Network

Women in Jazz Committee Member, Jazz Education Network

2018

Director, EBMEA High School Orchestra Festival

 

Expanding Opportunities to Learn Jazz in Afterschool Taskforce, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Adjudicator, Bellevue College Jazz Festival, Skagit Valley Jazz Festival, Reno Jazz Festival, Bellevue High School Jazz Festival

Speaker, Central Washington University Women in Jazz Day, University of Washington Jazz Pedagogy, Pacific Lutheran University Collegiate Educators

2017

Director, Washoe County Middle School Honor Band

Adjudicator, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Soundview League Jazz Festival, Northshore Jazz Festival, and Reno Jazz Festival

2016

Alumni Award, University of Washington

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Adjudicator, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

 

Eclectic Styles Reading Session Conductor, American String Teachers Association

 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy Scholarship Recipient

 

Mentor, Seattle City of Music Career Day

 

Plenary Speaker, Montana Music Educators Association, Billings, MT

 

WeBop at Lincoln Center Trained and Certificated Teacher

 

2013-2016

Lead Writer/Piloter of the Seattle Public Schools Common Curriculum and Assessments in Secondary Music

2004

Senior Thesis of the Year "An Exploration of Women's Jazz: Community Building and Empowerment" (New Girls on the Block), University of Washington Women Studies

Produced at Jazz Congress 2018 by Jazz at Lincoln Center
Oclupaca - 2017 JazzED Girls Ellington Project
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