Let Roosevelt Jazz put you in the Holiday Mood

The Roosevelt Jazz Band, under the direction of Scott Brown, will perform Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s Jazz Nutcracker with selections from David Berger’s Harlem Nutcracker on Saturday, December 7th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 pm. This is just a joy of a concert. Please come and bring a friend. Click for tickets.

Earshot Jazz Festival

The award-winning Roosevelt Jazz Band performs on Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 pm in the RHS Performing Arts Theatre as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.  Performing with the band is local jazz treasure and this years’ Earshot Artist in Residence, Jay Thomas and the East-West Alliance including RHS alumna, Maya Hatch.  Tickets are available through earshotjazz.org and at Roosevelt on the day of the show.

Back in the saddle

Thank you to John Gilbreath and all the good people at Earshot Jazz, Jay Thomas, Maya Hatch, and the East-West Alliance. We were so fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with fantastic musicians from here and abroad. And, we were so glad you came to hear the show. The Earshot Jazz Festival continues through November 6th. Earshot.org for more information.

On Saturday, October 27th, Jazz Bands 2, 3, and 4 will perform at the Edmonds Jazz Symposium. A mid-day clinic/concert with Ted Poor and Cuong Vu will be a treat, as will the College Summit and Audition Workshop sponsored by JazzED. For the latter, you’ll need to register by clicking here.

You can purchase Jazz Nutcracker tickets today, right here  We’re performing two shows in our Theatre on December 7th at 7:30 pm and December 8th at 2:00 pm.  If you’re up for an adventure, we’ll be at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on December 6th. Tickets for the show on Bainbridge Island are available here.

2019-2020 Roosevelt Jazz Ensemble Placements

The 2019-2020 Roosevelt Jazz ensemble placements are listed below. Thank you to everyone who auditioned. Now… go practice!

 

The Roosevelt Jazz Band

Trumpet
Colin Brace
Javier Gonzalez
Rei Ichikawa
Sylvie Kromer

Trombone
Parker Casazza
Daniel Matsumoto
Nick Mesler
Ryan Tyndall

Saxophone
Elliot Hughes (alto)
Maria Mann (alto)
Eli Sullivan (alto)
Nick Altemeier (tenor)
George Fulton (tenor)
Calvin Rey (bari)

Piano
Kohl Hébert

Bass
Grace Kaste
Anna Thielke

Drums
Aidan Shapero
Emma Usui-Villareal

Guitar
Markus Teuton

Vibes
Nathan Mesler

 

Roosevelt Vocal Jazz

Note, all students must be enrolled in a music ensemble class. Register through your counselor.

Singers
Sofia Araya-Bain
Tigran Avakyan
Sophia (Scooter) Clair
Cameron Cohen
Sasha Doran
Abby Glowney
Tessa Korver
Brooke Lambert
Serafina Miller
Sahil Novetzke
Camille Pape
Desi Pardo
Chloe Rigler-Gryj
Azalea Teuton
Markus Teuton
Sylvia Zerba (waitlisted at RHS)

Piano
Vlad Andral
Theo Shouse

Bass
Alex Roca
Nolan Wilson

Drums
Alberto Arriola
Solomon Kruger

Guitar
Faye Alesse

 

Roosevelt Jazz Band TWO

Note, all students must be enrolled in a music ensemble class. Register through your counselor.

Trumpet
Lucas DiGiuseppe
Hans Faul
Daniel Khastou
Henry Roller
Grady Spors

Trombone
Thomas Evans
Aaron Kim
Thatcher Sexton
Bergen Sorby

Saxophone
Sydney Colescott (alto)
Abby Glowney (alto)
Evan Mazor (alto)
Rachel Nolander (alto)
Owen Gwinn (tenor)
Griffin Sanders (tenor)
Olivia Sayrs (tenor)
Em Spencer (tenor)
Liam Randell (bari)

Piano
Nora Hakimian
Quinn Wedemeyer

Bass
Palmer McDaniel
Dylan Wilson

Drums
Ethan Bovey
Yoshi Stroh

Guitar
Maco Dacanay

 

Roosevelt Jazz Band THREE

Note, all students must be enrolled in a music ensemble class. Register through your counselor.

Trumpet
Josephine Bloom (waitlisted at RHS)
Nicholas Chang
Joseph Matsumoto
Owen Thomas

Trombone
Kirin Dhaka
Bradley Kalmar
Lucas Schubert

Saxophone
Charlee Dobson Cohen (alto)
Brooke Lambert (alto)
Dylan Senescall (alto)
Cameron Moskito (tenor)
Ryan Boyle (tenor)
Yoshi Takeno (tenor)
Cicely Griswold (bari)
Jack Hillstrom (bari)

Piano
Eilidh Haakanson
Ben Rutherford-Kinney

Bass
Cole Fung

Drums
Rasa Yaghmaie
Ripley Silas

Guitar
Jacob Gronquist

 

Roosevelt Jazz Band FOUR

Note, all students must be enrolled in a music ensemble class. Register through your counselor.

Trumpet
Holden Abramonte
Nicolás García-Bompadre

Saxophone
Conor Esler (alto)
Jacob Nowak (alto)
Hugh Switzer (alto)
Alden Cantara (tenor)
Chloe Rigler-Gryj (tenor)
Oliver Nairn (bari)

Piano
Liana Owen

Bass
Naomi Cole
Leo VanderWhitte Ma

Drums
Liam Jacobs
Max Weiss

Guitar
Linus Skucas