Westerlies Fest
Westerlies Fest
Westerlies Fest 2020 - Coming Feb. 3-9
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Coming February 3rd-9th

Combining collaborative evening performances with daytime in-school concerts and a weekend creative music workshop, Seattle-bred, New York-based brass quartet The Westerlies created Westerlies Fest to engage students and audiences in Seattle and surrounding underserved areas to give back to the city that raised them.


Nightly performances featuring The Westerlies and an eclectic lineup of guest artists and collaborators.




A two-day weekend workshop for students of all instruments and experience levels. The Westerlies will share their unique approach to composition, improvisation, and ensemble practice, culminating in student ensemble performances on Sunday afternoon. 


A core element of Westerlies Fest is the educational and community engagement activities in the greater Seattle area, featuring interactive performances in public schools, collaborations with local students, and free community concerts.

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Westerlies Fest 2018 in Review

  • 4 nights of electrifying performances featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann, rising star singer-songwriter Kate Davis, poets Troy Osaki, Azura Tyabji, Zora “Rainchild” Seboulisa, Esther Eidenberg-Noppe, and festival students.

  • Over 500 local students reached through eight in-school concerts.

  • Weekend Creative Music Workshop culminating in world premieres of student compositions.


We are immensely grateful to the following sponsors for their support Westerlies Fest 2018:


Diamond Sponsor - Grannies for the Westerlies

Platinum Sponsor - Georgia Ragsdale

Gold Sponsor - K&L Gates

Silver Sponsors - Mark Wittow and Gail Gatton, Mike Halperin and Jodi Green, Anne and Shirish Mulherkar,

Christina Wright and Luther Black, Sally and Curt Clausen, and Dan Goforth.


To learn more about festival sponsorship, please visit the Support page of this site.