Have a Jazzy Holiday!

PATHWAY OF LIGHTS AT GREEN LAKE

Roosevelt High School’s Jazz Bands II and III, under the direction of Michael Van Bebber, will perform at Green Lake’s Pathway of Lights on Saturday, December 12th from 4:30 to 5:30 in the evening.

You will find us at the Small Craft Center (the Aqua Theater) on the south side of Green Lake.

Walk the lake, enjoy the luminaria, and hear some great Jazz!

Special bonus at the same location: Eckstein Middle School’s Senior Jazz will perform from 5:30 to 6:00.

CAROLING AT UNIVERSITY VILLAGE

On December 24th our Vocal Jazz group will be caroling at various locations in University Village.

Jazz Nutcracker Tickets Available

Save The Dates! December 5th and December 6th

Jazz Nutcracker posterA priority for your December calendar should be Roosevelt High School’s production of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s “Jazz Nutcracker.”

Performances will be held at the Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Theater on Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 6th at 2 pm. Tickets are available here* at a cost of $15/adults and $12/youth, students and seniors.

*Ticket sales are closed.

Jazz Jam Sessions Begin Oct. 14

We have our first jam session of the school year scheduled for Oct. 14!

The Roosevelt Jazz program will once again hold monthly jam sessions at the Stone Way Cafe. These sessions, which are held on the second Wednesday of the month, are a chance for the musicians to try playing in a combo and soloing in a supportive club setting. Musicians from all four groups are welcome. They should bring their instruments (except for rhythm section) and their Real Books. People will rotate in and out, depending upon who shows up on a given night. Michael Van Bebber is coordinating the session.

This year, jam sessions will have a new twist with regular guest mentor band, The Cantaloupes. Our first gathering will start on October 14 with The Cantaloupes playing from 6:30 to 7:30 followed by the jam session from 7:30 to 9:30.

Additionally the Cantaloupes will be playing on Oct 28th at 7:30. RHS students are welcome to play too.

We plan on continuing having twice monthly sessions on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Please come on out!

Stone Way Cafe, http://www.stonewaycafe.com/
3510 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
206-420-4435

Girls Jazz Day at Cornish

Girls Jazz Day is an annual free one day workshop open to all girl musicians and jazz vocalists in middle or high school who want to improve jazz musicianship, soloing and improvisation. Click here for more information or to register.

Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Schedule: 10:00AM to 4:00PM, check in begins at 9:30AM

Location: Cornish College of the Arts on Capitol Hill, 710 E Roy St.

Cost: Girls Jazz Day is free. There is an optional, suggested donation of $30 to help cover the costs for families who can afford it. Make your donation through our Girls Jazz Day Power2Give campaign before September 19th and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar (so $30 becomes $60 instantly). Your donation is 100% tax deductible. Click here!