Our Big Neighborhood at Winterfest


Ring in the holiday season at Our Big Neighborhood at Winterfest, a full day of special performances that celebrate Seattle Center Winterfest.

Thank you for joining us at the 2019 Our Big Neighborhood at Winterfest!


NOVEMBER 29, 2019


Seattle JazzED #jazzgirl Combo

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

JazzED was founded in 2010 with one simple mission: Make sure every young person who comes through our doors gets an excellent music education. Our goal? Every JazzED student will experience the life-changing magic of teamwork, accountability, and confidence that comes from a dedicated education in Jazz, a quintessentially Black-American art form. Learn More

D’Vonne Lewis Trio

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Winner of the 2013 and 2018 “NW Instrumentalist of the Year” honors in the Seattle Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards, D’Vonne Lewis (drums) is the grandson of the ‘Godfather’ of rock and roll/soul, 1950s-1960s Northwest organ legend, Dave Lewis. Lewis graduated from Seattle’s Roosevelt High School in 2002 and was a member of the award-winning jazz band, directed by SRJO trombonist, Scott Brown. While in high school, D’Vonne received the Essentially Ellington Drum soloist award for the years 2000, 2001 and 2002. Lewis resides in Seattle, WA, and extensively tours and performs various gigs in styles ranging from jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock, Brazilian and African. He has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam; bassist John Clayton; George Cables; Diane “Deedles” Schuur; Dee Daniels; Floyd Standifer; Hadley Caliman; Marc Seales; Larry Fuller and a number of other local and national artists. Lewis composes for his own bands, ‘D’Vonne Lewis’ Limited Edition’ and ‘Passage’.  He is also the Earshot Golden Ear Award winner for ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ and the 2014 Stranger Magazine ‘Genius’ award recipient. Today he plays with his trio featuring Jacques Willis on vibes and Farko Dosumov on electric bass. Learn More

Rhapsody Project’s Unbroken Circle

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Rhapsody Project strengthens communities through celebrations of America’s musical heritage that acknowledge the stories that shape it. Their instructors explore these cultures through music workshops, residencies and performances. They facilitate cross-generational, cross-cultural interactions through the medium of music.  The Rhapsody Project wants regular folks–especially the youth–to understand that America’s folk and blues music is not a relic, but a thriving blend of traditions that help us learn who we are. Learn More

Hands-On Activities:

From 11 AM – 4 PM, swing by the Northwest Folklife table for some additional holiday fun! Take home your own guitar pick that you design yourself, or get creative by drawing your own neighborhood the way that you see it.