CELEBRATE. SUPPORT. PROMOTE.
North City Jazz Walk is proudly presented by the North City Business Association, thanks to generous support from the City of Shoreline, the North City Neighborhood Association, the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, North City Water District, Gabbert Architects and Planners, and our generous sponsors.
NORTH CITY JAZZ WALK'S MISSION
To celebrate, support, and promote local jazz musicians and local businesses in the North City District of Shoreline for the enjoyment of all music lovers.
After attending the Centrum Jazz Camp at Ft. Worden and the Port Townsend Jazz Festival, Shoreline local jazz musician Keith McClelland started imagining a similar event in his own neighborhood.
The newly redeveloped 15th Avenue NE offered a perfect opportunity—with plenty of local venues to host live jazz, complete with restaurants, sidewalks for strolling between bands, and plentiful parking.
Keith contacted Doug Reid, music professor at Shoreline Community College, and together they and members of the North City Business Association Gary East, Steve Cook, and Ellen Sullivan formed the first Steering Committee for the first annual North City Jazz Walk in 2007.
Since then, the event has steadily expanded to become one of the most anticipated live jazz experiences in Seattle.
Diane Pottinger, PE
Lead Coordinator and Treasurer
(North City Business Association Treasurer)
Indoor Venue Coordinator
Outdoor Stage Coordinator
Permits and Venue Plans
(North City Business Association President)
Website and Communications