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.

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

Things to Come

And just like that, it’s June. So much has happened since the last post here back on May 16th, we’re out of breath. There’s been barely a moment to reflect on Essentially Ellington, the CWU Jazz Festival with Dafnis Prieto, Waldo Fest, band camp, and A Chorus Line. Yet there are still so many more things to come! We’re knee deep in auditions. Final concerts for band, choir, orchestra, and jazz are all imminent. Marching band will take to the streets around Roosevelt in the annual neighborhood parade. We’ve got picnics and potlucks to prep for. And then there’s graduation. A bunch of our kids will head out to their next gig. We’ve grown to love them so; how do we let them go? We’ll try follow their lead and keep looking ahead (while hoping they come back to visit from time to time). We can’t wait to see what they do next! 

 

Essentially Ellington 2019

Roosevelt Jazz at Essentially Ellington 2019
Ayano Hisa/Jazz at Lincoln Center

We’ve had a bit of a week here at Roosevelt Jazz and are still catching up. Our first priority upon returning from NYC was getting audition info posted. Gotta look to the future, after all. And now that that’s done… Congratulations to Director Scott Brown and the Jazz Band for their first place finish in the 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival! Check out all of the competition results here. A huge thank you to all our friends and families, jazz mentors and teachers, and the entire Seattle jazz community. You’ve supported Mr. Brown and the band the whole way. We love you.

Audition Information, part 2

Information about Roosevelt Jazz auditions for the 2019-2020 school year has been updated, finally! (We’ve been a little busy over here, you may have heard…) The required tune for this year is “It Could Happen To You” by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen. Note that the required version of the tune is in the key of E flat. Please use the lead sheets posted on the auditions page of this website. Also, be sure to carefully read through everything on the auditions page. Your success at auditions hinges on a careful understanding of what is required, and of course your own hard work. We want you to do well and wish you the best of luck!