A Swingin’ Success!

What an amazing night! From all of us at Jazz Night School, thank you for attending Swing Jazz to Life! on May 6, 2017. We’re overjoyed to announce Jazz Night School’s largest fundraiser ever was a great success. Thanks to the generous support of our guests and event sponsors, we raised over $30,000! Katie Peters and […]

Day of Giving!

West 5 Restaurant and Lounge is participating in Day of Giving and has selected Jazz Night School as their non-profit of choice.  Thank you West 5!  The Charles Williams ensemble will perform from 6-8pm.  Come out and support your community and school! From the West Seattle Junction’s website: This spring, The Junction businesses are teaming […]

Wood panel party

Wood panel party!

Thank you to Steve Davies for your hard work and dedication to our construction project! We have a lot more to do, such as sanding and staining these beautiful wood panels for the school walls.  Steve is looking for more volunteers to help with this project. If you are interested in volunteering for one of […]

Working, working, working. part 2

Okay, so some of these people don’t look like they are working, but most of them really were. Photos by Guy Davis. Also to catch us up, you can see a video of today’s work in action (Thursday, December 29th) as painting got started, HVAC is being assembled, and door trim is going on.

Meetings, meetings, meetings.

NOTE: Guy Davis is not MIA, he is in every meeting. Photos by Guy Davis. HVAC talk. (Looks like posing but Steve Southerland, right, is actually saying something!) Table and chairs posing. No kidding, here’s some info for you. If you’re wondering how general contractor Guy Davis of GMD Custom orchestrates the many maneuvers required to […]

The floors are done!

Character and beauty—yes you’re seeing green! Note that the crew was in early Sunday morning to be ready for protective cover on Monday. We’re officially ready for COUNTDOWN WEEK 4. Photos by Guy Davis.

Progress Report

  We’re proud to report that the Bring Jazz To Life capital campaign is doing really great so far, close to $70,000 collected or pledged—SUPER JOB! BUT, our construction team is doing even better, and getting the project done on our super tight schedule for January 2017! AMAZING!! Go Team Go! Help us keep construction […]


Roy of Olympic Interiors shown below, framing, framing, framing! Construction of each wall between rehearsal rooms will be double walls, separated by 3″ of air-gap, with two layers or sheetrock/drywall/gypsum wall board (GWB), or whatever you call it. Inside each wall will be rock wool insulation, and all ceilings will be double layer GWB with rock […]