Come into the Water From Wine tasting room in Tacoma, purchase 4 bottles or more and get a free ticket to the 21st Annual Cool Jazz, Clean Water concert November 18th! Water From Wine will also be featured during the event and helping to raise money for the Thurston County Rotary Water Commision!
The Rotary Clubs of Thurston County initiated the Cool Jazz Clean Water Event in 2001 as a way to raise funds for an International Humanitarian Project that included water projects in Malawi, Africa. That first event combined the offering of a unique venue for area high school jazz bands to participate in an adjudicated music event, and an evening Jazz Concert for the community. The net proceeds from this ticketed and sponsored event of about $20,000 went to the water projects in Malawi.
Over the next twenty plus years, the event has evolved into a program that is presented as “Cool Jazz Clean Water Capital Jazz Festival Event”, with the net proceeds being split between funding Rotary-sponsored water projects in Africa; purchase of new and refurbishing used instruments for the local School Districts to make available to low income students; and the rest is designated to a jointly planned “working together for youth” workshop attended by leaders from Thurston County youth programs and opportunities for youth to attend Camp Hope.