JJA Jazz Awards: Seattle Satellite Party June 14

NOTE: THIS POST IS FOR 2010 PARTY. Email us at jazzawards@jazzjournalists.org  to help plan a 2011 party.
Are you a friend of jazz and live in the Seattle area? Then you can follow the JJA Jazz Awards live and celebrate with other local jazz fans at a "satellite party" hosted by Earshot Jazz  on June 14 simultaneously with the Jazz Awards ceremony and reception in New York City.

The satellite party starts at 12:30 p.m. Seattle time on Monday June 14 at 
The Triple Door,
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 838-4333
Appetizers will be served; cash bar.

Guests will  be watching via online streaming video as the awards are announced in New York and as the JJA's "A Team" and "Jazz Hero" honorees are introduced. They'll also hear the music being performed at the Awards by pianist Ayako Shirasaki, guitarist Rale Micic's trio, pianist Marc Cary's Focus Trio, the Tia Fuller Quartet and the Bobby Sanabria Big Band.

Party host Earshot Jazz is a Seattle based nonprofit music, arts and service organization formed in 1984 to support jazz and increase awareness in the community. Contact jazz@earshot.org for more party information.

Parties are also planned for other locales. More are being added every day, check the list here.

Not in one of the  places where there's a satellite party? There are lots of other ways you can participate:
Throw your own JJA Jazz Awards satellite party!
If you'd like to organize a Jazz Awards satellite party in your area --anywhere in the world-- write JJA President Howard Mandel at jazzawards@jazzjournalists.org. "They don't have to be formal or fancy affairs," says Mandel, just provide an opportunity for local jazz lovers to recognize the best in jazz --and have a great time together on June 14.

Watch the JJA Jazz Awards live online
But if you are out of reach of any of the awards parties you can still  participate by watching the streaming video of the awards presentations together with your friends. Details coming soon.

 Come to the NYC Awards gala!
Of course, if you are in the New York area you shouldn't  miss the awards presentation and reception at City Winery. Buy your tickets online now.

And --wherever you are-- please consider making a donation to the JJA to support our work of spreading the word about jazz