Presented by Lighthouse Jazz                February 22 to 24, 2013 in Seaside Oregon


Festival Information

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Charitable Works: 

Lighthouse Jazz believes that giving back to the community is vital.  To that end, Lighthouse Jazz and the Seaside Jazz Festival provide an avenue for charitable efforts. During our free Sunday Gospel, monetary donations are collected to support a variety of local chartable organizations.  Some of these include the South Clatsop County Food Bank and Head Start Programs.  A heartfelt thanks goes out to all who help us support these causes.


The 2011 Festival was able to awarded three scholarships to local high school musicians.  Adrian Velazquez and Vicente Arcadio,  both Sophomores at Seaside High School, and Astoria High School Sophomore John Eterno. 

Adrian plays baritone/valve trombone and Vicente plays trumpet. They each received a $550 scholarship to attend the week long Camp Heebie Jeebies jazz camp at Camp David Jr., Lake Crescent, Washington. 

John Eterno, who also is a Sophomore, plays saxophone and received a $590 scholarship to attend Mel Brown Jazz Camp at Monmouth, Oregon. 

The Lighthouse Jazz Society is pleased to send these three talented students to learn from the some of the best musicians in the business.  "Passing the Torch" is what the Lighthouse Jazz Society believes in and we want to continue keeping young students interested in the preservation of American music. 

In addition to the three Scholarships, Seaside High School Band Director Terry Dahlgren was presented with a $500 check to help support the Seaside High School Jazz Ensemble. The Jazz Ensemble was also invited to perform at the 29th Annual Seaside Jazz Festival which will take place February 24, 25 & 26, 2012. 

Lighthouse Jazz understands that without new fans, the great Traditional American Jazz sound and all the forms it takes may someday cease to be.  Music is an integral part of our culture and society, which can influence and educate future generations.  Traditional Jazz has been called "the only true" American art form.  Whether you agree with this or not, there is no denying the influence this music has had, and continues to have.  To help ensure this music continues to play, Lighthouse Jazz supports a Scholarship fund for local high school musicians.  Funded by donations and proceeds generated by fund raising activities, the Scholarship fund is used to send these young musicians to Jazz camps, where they can learn about and explore the wonderful music that we love so much.

This Festival is organized and presented by the Lighthouse Jazz Society, which is a non-profit organization. 
 A portion of this project was made possible from a grant from the Seaside Tourism Advisory Committee,  funded by room tax dollars.