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Mon, Mar 28, 2016




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The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents for one night only the Twelfth Annual Sister City Female Jazz Vocalist Audition. Doors open at 6:00 pm, auditions start at 6:30 pm and the evening will end around 9:30 pm.

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The 12th Annual Sister City Female Vocalist Jazz Audition at Jazz Alley is right around the corner so mark your calendars! The Seattle Kobe Sister City Association (SKSCA) is pleased to announce its Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition. SKSCA will select one high school and one adult female jazz vocalist from the greater Seattle area to Kobe, Japan to perform at the Kobe Shinkaichi Jazz Queen Vocalist Contest in early May 2016.

Every fall for the last sixteen years, the winner of the Kobe Jazz Queen Contest has flown from Japan to Seattle to debut in the U.S. at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Last year SKSCA sent local jazz vocalist Taylor Zickefoose and high school vocalist Alexandra Mountsier to Kobe for the May 2015 Kobe Shinkaichi Jazz Queen Contest. This year, the SKSCA is proud to host its 12th jazz vocalist audition as a reciprocal exchange to send two Seattle female jazz vocalists to Japan.

Finalists will be selected by end of February, and they will perform at a live audition at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley on Monday, March 28, 2016, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 pm.) Family, friends, and community members are encouraged to come and support the finalists. Finalists will be announced in early March.

February 6 – Applications due. For complete details and application materials

  • Seattle Kobe Office Website
  • March 5 – Finalists notified by e-mail

    March 28 – Live audition at Jazz Alley from 6:30p until 9:45p.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be female high school student or adult age 18 or older, reside in the greater Seattle area, be able to represent Seattle in KOBE, Japan

    Sponsors for this event include: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Pacific Jazz Institute, Kobe Trade Information Office, Sankei Travel, Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association, and Shinkaichi Music Street.

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