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Saxophonist, composer, and instructor Kareem Kandi is pleased to announce the launch of the Tacoma Jazz Association, a new non-profit based in the Tacoma area. With assistance from the Boxley Music Fund, run by Danny Kolke, the association will, among other programs, present a series of house concerts and workshops, provide educational and scholarship opportunities to young students, and host national and international artists. Tacoma Jazz Association will be part of the greater Jazz Clubs NW non-profit, supporting jazz in communities around the Pacific Northwest.

Tacoma’s B Sharp Coffee House (706 Opera Alley) will host the kickoff party for the new non-profit on Monday, August 24, at 6:30pm, with music by Kareem Kandi (sax), Danny Kolke (piano), Julian MacDonough (drums), Thomas Marriott (trumpet), and Michael Glynn (bass), along with Boxley’s student ensembles.
More information will be available at and

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