Seattle Symphony music director Gerard Schwarz, musician-educators Clarence Acox and Scott Brown and singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile to receive City of Music Awards in Seattle.

The second annual City of Music Awards honor local names across the musical spectrum.

This year’s winners:

• Seattle Symphony music director Gerard Schwarz (Outstanding Achievement Award);

• Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile (Breakthrough Award);

• Garfield High jazz band director Clarence Acox, and Scott Brown, leader of Roosevelt High’s jazz band (Impact Award).

The second annual City of Music Awards will be presented in a free ceremony on Oct. 6 at the Showbox at the Market. Entertainment will include performances by a Garfield and Roosevelt high school all-star jazz collaboration, a “big brass” tribute to Schwarz, and a prerecorded performance by Carlile.

The ceremony also serves as a kickoff for the City of Music Festival, a month of wide-ranging performances.

Limited free tickets for the awards ceremony are available at ticketmaster.com. More info: www.seattlecityofmusic.org.

Seattle Times staff