The 5th Annual 

JAZZ WALK 
Music For A Cause - Benefiting Northwest Harvest
September 8th, 2018
   Seven Intimate Venues. 
Twelve Fabulous Artists.
ONE INCREDIBLE NIGHT!
In The Shadow Of A Legacy
The Roots of the Jackson Street Jazz Walk

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 House and 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 on the history of Jackson Street and the Central District's contributions to the music and entertainment world, please visit these online resources... 


*University of Washington


"Forging of a Black Community"
by Professor Quintard Taylor
Jazz Walk Volunteers Are Needed
 If you are interested in volunteering to greet guests at the door and oversee food item donations, or if you are interested in introducing a band, please email us at jacksonstreetjazz@gmail.com