Subscriber Page – the “Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition” is a component of the annual BIG BAND JAM! celebrated every April in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s “Jazz Appreciation Month”: The BIG BAND JAM! is conducted annually the last weekend of every April on the National Mall or at various venues throughout our Nation’s Capital and is the only non-competitive, big band children’s jazz festival in America. Subscribers can follow us on the Blues Alley Facebook page and via our quarterly non-profit programming newsletter

Social Media – is the most central method of communication between both the contestant and our audience before, during and after our annual event. Accounts currently in place to broadcast the contents of our event will be the Blues Alley FaceBook page and our hashtag #bluesalley. Contestants are encouraged to “like”, “friend” and follow us via these social media outlooks or platforms for periodic information or updates pertaining to our event. Failure to subscribe shall not disqualify, cause rejection or dismal from the competition.