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All-island jazz comes to Oak Harbor

The 13th annual Whidbey Jazz Concert, featuring all the middle and high school jazz bands from Coupeville, Oak Harbor and South Whidbey, will be held at the Oak Harbor High School auditorium from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 23.

This annual, all-island fundraiser, sponsored by the Whidbey Island Jazz Society since 1999, has raised $72,350 in college scholarships for Whidbey Island high school seniors continuing their musical education.

For over 17 years, the Whidbey Island Jazz Society, a dedicated volunteer group led by Ginny and Jerry Jones of Oak Harbor, has played jazz for donations to provide these much appreciated and needed funds. The Jazz Society band continues its tradition of performing at Mi Pueblo in Oak Harbor on Tuesday nights, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Whidbey Jazz Society also performs regionally for numerous community events and dances.

The March 23 showcase of local jazz talent will feature the music of the Oak Harbor Middle School, the North Whidbey Middle School band, Langley Middle School’s jazz band, Coupeville’s Middle/High School jazz, Oak Harbor High School and South Whidbey’s award-winning jazz band.

Tickets are $7 and are available at Click Music in Oak Harbor, Timbuktu Coffee House in Freeland, Moonraker Books in Langley and Boomerang at the Ken’s Corner Mall in Clinton.

A DVD recording of the concert will be available for $15 to further the scholarship proceeds.

For more information, contact Jerry Jones at 360-679-2066.


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