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'Simply Sweet Jazz' coming to Interlake on June 10

The Interlake High School Jazz Bands and music parent association will present Simply Sweet Jazz, a night of music and dessert at 7 p.m. on June 10 at Interlake High School, 16245 NE 24th St. The school's award winning jazz bands will perform with special performances by David Kim, Director of Bands at Interlake and Paul Gillespie, Director of Interlake Jazz Band II.

The event is designed to raise community awareness of the local talent being developed at Interlake as well as the support for the role of music and arts at Interlake.

Tickets are $7 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets by searching for Interlake Jazz or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/104099. Tickets may also be available at the door, but advance purchase is recommended.

Organizers say it has been a great year for the Interlake Jazz Bands whose winning performances have included:

Newport Jazz Festival March 20 - runner-up for Jazz I and Jazz II in each of their respective divisions: AAA and AA, Outstanding Soloist Award for Cole Ziegler

Bellevue High School Jazz Festival May 1 - 1st place for Jazz I and Jazz II in each of their respective divisions: AAA and AA

Reno Jazz Festival April 23 and 24 - 3rd place for Jazz I, Outstanding Soloist Awards for Ben Dysart, Carew Giberson-Chen, Vu Tran in that competition and to Nick Brockmeyer, Will Davis, Jimmy George, and Colin Wick in the Combo Division

Awarded Outstanding Music Educator in the Metro Region in 1994, David Kim has been Band Director at Interlake since 1998. He holds a Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Reno and a Masters from the University of Washington.

Paul Gillespie, a graduate in music performance Jazz Studies from Indiana University and Music Education from the University of Washington, joined this outstanding music program in 2008.

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