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JazzVox is an Official House Concert and member of Folk Alliance International

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Information:

 

What is a house concert?

 
Just what it sounds like – enjoy fantastic music within the intimate and comfortable environment of someone’s home. The intent for house concerts is that it is in a private home for an extended circle of friends and family of the presenter, home owners and musicians. You probably found your way to this website by being referred by a friend who has been to a concert in the past. Please consider joining the mailing list so the information comes to you. We keep the quality as high as you would experience in a club only with a smaller audience and without the ringing of a club phone or dishes clanking or people walking around. Want to meet the artists? Not a problem – in fact they often interact with the audience during the concert.

 

I want to go! / Refund policy

 
Nich just keeps a list. Reservations are available in advance either by check (email me for payment address) or via credit/debit card using PayPal on the website. Reservations confirmed and directions provided by e-mail (usually withing 24 hours). Seating is limited to approx. 30-40 guests depending on location. I like to collect donations in advance so that I have one less thing to do that night and you can just come and enjoy. ***Cancellation/Transfer policy***: Up to 7 days before the concert, you may cancel and request a refund or transfer your donation to another upcoming concert. Within 7 days, please feel free to find someone to come instead of you and email/text me to change the name on the guest list. As it gets close to the concert, it is difficult to get the word out to find potential replacement concertgoers / adjust for food preparation / etc.

 

What’s the focus of JazzVox?

 
We strive to bring jazz singers from around the world for Seattle-area audiences to enjoy in an intimate environment. Often they are paired with Seattle’s best pianists, but sometimes bring incredible duo partners with them.

 

Food? Beverage?

 
There is always a food buffet. Brunch before the show for afternoon concerts or pre or post-concert nibbles for evening performances. Wine and other beverages are available but you are certainly welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share.

 

Location of concerts?

 
Why no address/directions on the website? This isn’t a business. The hosts don’t make money on the events. It’s all about having a great time and putting some green in the artists’ pockets who usually are doing this at a very discounted amount because it’s a rewarding experience. One of the requirements for this not to be considered a business is that the address not be listed on the website – done! When you make your donation to reserve your seat, I will send you a confirmation email along with address and other information.

 

Seven locations:

 
Auburn (though think NE Federal Way):
Nich’s condo is located in a gated community between I-5 and 167 approximately 25-30 mins (in great traffic) from downtown Seattle, Tacoma or Bellevue.

Camano Island:
Andy and Patti Carr’s lovely home -
approximately 60 mins (in great traffic) from downtown Seattle. There are two cats at this location which are locked away during the concert.

Northgate:
Paul and Angela Frankel’s lovely home -
located near the Northgate mall / Pinehurst / Lake City neighborhoods.
Shoes off at the door please at this location. There’s a cat here, FYI

Greenwood:
Ziggy and Teresa Spiz’s new home -
Shoes off at the door please at this location. Slippers ok

Madrona:
Mike Spiz’s contemporary new home located east of Capital Hill.

Downtown Seattle:
Mark and Oren’s high-rise condo -
right in the heart of the city

Bainbridge Island:
A water view of the ferry coming and going just a few minutes walk/drive from the terminal. Seattle folks can literally walk on the ferry if they would like. Shoes off at the door please.

 

Is there an age restriction?

 
Ages 14+ please. High school students have a suggested donation of $15 but must be accompanied by an adult (at full donation) or another student.

 

Times?

 
Friday performances on Bainbridge: Doors open and food at 6:30. The concert is 7:30-9/9:30)
Saturday performances: Doors open and food at 7:00pm. The concert is 8:00pm – 9:30pm (or so…)
Sunday afternoon performances check for times. (often 1:00pm doors open/food, 2-3:30pm performance)

Please verify show times on the website/ e-mails as your show approaches in case adjustments need to be made.

 

Do I need to bring anything?

 
Artists usually have CDs available for purchase (usually $15-20/CD) and artists love to sign them. Some people like to bring a bottle of their favorite wine to share.

 

Allergic to cats?

 
All but the Madrona location have cats – you should be fine unless REALLY allergic. Cats are locked away in bedrooms at the Auburn and Camano locations.

 

Handicap Accessible?

 
Auburn has stairs.
While Camano has stairs, there is a small elevator that can be used for those in need – just let us know. There is however a steep driveway to get to the house – let us know in advance and we can save you a spot so you can drive up to the garage for easier handicapped access.
Northgate has good accessibility as does Downtown

 

Food allergies?

 
Please let Nich know at least a week in advance and we can do our best to have some options available to you.

 

Who picks the artists?

 
Nich (with input from a variety of people). I usually book the following year’s series during the summer and try to mix returning artists with new. Artists, the best times to approach me for consideration is May/early June.

 

Are there other house concert series in the area?

 
Absolutely and they are Great!
Please visit:
www.jazzscapes.com
www.loftconcert.com

 

Other questions / Suggestions?

 
If you have questions, or to obtain a mailing address (for those who prefer to make advance donations by check), e-mail Nich at (jazz@jazzvox.com) or call 206-963-2430.

 

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  • Jack Bernard Says:

    I’d like to be added to the JazzVox mailing list.

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