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Seattle Benefit To Feature Prominent Mandolin Players

By Neil Lukas
January 26, 2005 - 6:30 am

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Friends of Washington Music

Friends of Washington Music

Announcing "An Evening of Gypsy Jazz (with a Hint of Bluegrass!)", a benefit concert for the music programs at Washington Middle School of Seattle, Washington. Featured acts will include Seattle's own Pearl Django, mega-talented multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven (of the David Grisman Quintet), 16 yr. old mandolin virtuoso Jake Jolliff from Portland, Oregon, and the award winning Washington Middle School Senior Orchestra, in a program ranging from Gypsy Jazz & Swing to Bluegrass.

A follow up to last year's highly successful concert, this year's event promises to be even more fun, with music from Django Reinhardt, through Duke Ellington, to Bill Monroe. Pearl Django, Joe Craven, & Jake Jolliff will each perform their own set, as well as performing in a variety of ensembles with the superb Washington Middle School String Orchestra.

Town Hall, 8th & Seneca
Friday, March 4th, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door
(Sixteen & under, $12)

Tickets available online at, also at Silver Platters Records (all three stores; Northgate, South Center & Bellevue), Sonic Boom Records (All three stores; Ballard, Fremont & Capitol Hill).

This concert is produced by Friends of Washington Music, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the support of music education at Washington Middle School. Activities include purchase and maintenance of instruments, acquisition of sheet music, travel & instructional scholarships, production of performances, etc. All donations to FOWM are fully tax-deductible.

Washington Middle School is located at 2101 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington 98144. Phone: 206 252-2600.

Additional information:
Elizabeth Fortune - 206 252-2572
Neil Lukas - 206 223-0796

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