Tomorrow, Shorecrest student Alexa Peters is producing a jazz festival at her high school to raise funds to buy a new piano for the music program.
The show starts at 7:00pm and features performances by Pearl Django, Dawn Clement and Susan Pascal.
Shorecrest High School
15343 25th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Tickets available at the door.
The Greatest Gig of His Life
On Tuesday Feb 2, local jazz guitarist Ron Peters will be performing with locally known gypsy jazz band Pearl Django at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, Shorecrest High School in Seattle, as part of a Jazz Festival. Other acts include vibraphonist Susan Pascal and pianist Dawn Clement as well as the students of the Shorecrest High School Jazz Ensemble.
Although this may seem like just another event in the world of a gigging musician, it’s actually part of a larger event being played out every day since December 12, 1991. That’s the day Ron’s daughter Alexa was born.
For you see, this isn’t just any ordinary jazz festival; it’s Alexa’s jazz festival. She conceived of it, created it, hired the musicians, rented the hall, created a flyer, did all the things you need to do to create a successful event. And she’s doing it for her school, Shorecrest High School. She is a senior, and in the state of Washington, one of the graduation requirements is what is known as a Culminating Project, or a Senior Project. Whatever you call it, this is hers. I have seen hundreds of culminating projects, and this is by far one of the very best. She has gone above and beyond the basic requirements, and the evening of February 2 promises to be absolutely stunning.