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Fifteenth Annual Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition

Mon, May 13, 2019




$15.00 ($6 Service fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

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The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents for one night only the Fifteenth 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 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 July 2019.

Every fall for the last nineteen 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 Alex Baird and high school vocalist Maia Nelson to Kobe for the May 2018 Kobe Shinkaichi Jazz Queen Contest. This year, the SKSCA is proud to host its 15th jazz vocalist audition as a reciprocal exchange to send two Seattle female jazz vocalists to Japan.

The High School Division finalists are below – and this will also be the order in which you will sing. (Please let us know if we have misspelled your name!) 

1. Kayleigh Ketcham

2. Corrina Singer

3. Unathi Machyo

4. Sage Eisenhour

5. Tessa Korver

The Adult Division finalists are below – and this will also be the order in which you will sing. (Please let us know if we have misspelled your name!) 

1. Ashlyn Nagel

2. Julie Creswell

3. Josephine Howell

4. Eugenie Jones

5. Nancy Byers

6. Marly Mitchell

7. Susan Lowman Robinson

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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