from The Seattle Times:

The Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, a national all-star high-school group selected by the education arm of the Monterey Jazz Festival and directed by Paul Contos, swings through Seattle this week. Often a glimpse of future stars, the band has featured pianists Benny Green and Patrice Rushen and saxophonist Joshua Redman in the past.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $19.50 (206-441-9729 or

Seattle Jazz