Seattle’s Up-and-coming Jazz Stars Take to the Supreme Stage at the 25TH ANNUAL HOT JAVA COOL JAZZ

For more than 25 years, Starbucks has presented Hot Java Cool Jazz, an evening dedicated to showcasing the best high school jazz ensembles in the region. One hundred percent of ticket sales benefit participating school music programs.

This year, schools include Garfield High School, Edmonds-Woodway High School, Mountlake Terrace High School, Mount Si High School and Roosevelt High School. Since its inception in 1995, Hot Java Cool Jazz has raised over $1 million for high school music programs. This year, the concert will take place on March 18 at the Paramount Theater.

“For 25 years, Starbucks has been proud to celebrate young artists in our hometown,” said June Ashley, Starbucks Community Partnerships Manager. “This concert is a great way to support young talent in our community as well as Seattle’s rich musical heritage. It truly is a magical evening.”

Much-needed funds raised through Hot Java Cool Jazz help bands cover competition, equipment and travel costs. Total ticket sales are split among the five performing groups.

This event tends to sell out, so fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

25th edition of Hot Java Cool Jazz

7 p.m., Friday, March 18 (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Paramount Theater, 911 Pine Street, Seattle

Seating is general admission for all ages.

Tickets are available at stgpresents.org206.682.1414, or at the ticket office.

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Ada J. Kenney