Hot Java Cool Jazz 2018

On Friday, March 30th, Roosevelt’s Jazz Band I will perform at Hot Java Cool Jazz.  Purchase your tickets now from Roosevelt Jazz Boosters.  This annual event, sponsored by Starbucks, is a terrific opportunity to see the top Seattle-area high school jazz bands perform. It’s also a huge fundraiser for our program, thanks to Starbucks’ generous donation of all proceeds from ticket sales to the five selected schools. We hope to see you there!

The show takes place downtown at the Paramount Theater; doors will open at 6pm for this 7pm show.

Jazz Nutcracker

Greetings, family, friends and neighbors!Jazz Nutcracker

The Roosevelt High School Jazz Band performs Duke Ellington’s Jazz Nutcracker December 2 and 3!

Swing into the holiday season with Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s festive Jazz Nutcracker, a fanciful take on the Tchaikovsky suite. The award-winning Roosevelt Jazz Band is fortunate to have the rights to perform this arrangement. Join us for a Seattle tradition. Check out this video for a preview of what you will enjoy at the show.

Saturday, December 2, 7:30 PM and Sunday, December 3, 2 PM at the Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Theater.

$18 for adults, $13 for students and seniors.


Jazz Nutcracker performance

2017-18 Roosevelt Jazz Band Placements

Jazz Band 1 and Vocal Jazz students should be registered for these classes. The names have already been sent to the registrar. Be sure to confirm this when you receive your schedules. Note that Vocal Jazz is a zero hour (before school) class. If for any reason you cannot commit to the ensemble in which you were placed, please let us know immediately.

Mr. Brown, Mr. Van Bebber, Mr. Taylor

Jazz Band 1

Sean Bowman, alto 1
Misae Nguyen, alto 2
Daniel Mengedoht, alto 2
Elliot Halpern, tenor 1
Kai Despain, tenor 2
Aiden Ryser, tenor 2
Xander Johns, baritone 1
Austin Isgrig, baritone 2

Joe Garlid, 1
Will Knight, 2
Matt Buchanan, 3
Graham Fulton, 4
Carter Eng, 5
Aidan McCoy, 6

Ethan Nolander, 1
Elise Toney, 2
Nicholas Mesler, 3
Toby Jay, bass trombone

Rhythm Section
Aaron Korver, 1
Katie Benmar, 2
Bryan Rhinehart, 3
Julia Tanner, 1
Nick Swedin, 2
Jonah Harper, 1
Max Young, 2
Ethan LeFaive
David Maltby
Henry Mohr

NOTE: Only 25 players will be allowed to participate in Essentially Ellington, in the event we are accepted. There will be competition for spots on the recording band.

Vocal Jazz Rhythm Section

Kai Medina
P. J. McDaniel
Finn Greeley

Jazz Band 2

Elias Sullivan, alto 1
Elliot Hughes, alto 2
Karen Gaffney, alto 2
George Fulton, tenor 1
James Pettis, tenor 2
Nick Altemeier, tenor 2
David Tabakian, baritone

Colin Brace, 1
Devlin Swanson, 2
Ryan Davies, 3
Nathan Reudink, 4
Della Paloy, 5

Zach Sahlin, 1
Daniel Matsumoto, 2
Alexis Kim, 3
Ryan Tyndall, bass trombone

Rhythm Section
Eilidh Haakanson
Kohl Hebert
Nathan Mesler
Laurel Colescott, 1
Anna Thielke, 2
Aidan Shapero
Ethan Bovey

Jazz Band 3

Maria Mann, alto 1
Nicholas Araya-Bain, alto 2
Sydney Colescott, alto 2
Griffin Sanders, tenor 1
Eli Corey, tenor 1
Em Spencer, tenor 2
Olivia Sayrs, tenor 2
Sana Mills, tenor 2
Roberto Kannapell, baritone

Rei Ichikawa, 1
Stephen Shettler, 2
Will Falcone, 3
Sylvie Kromer, 4

Jack Barnes, 1
Willie Berg, 2
Josh Peterson, 3
Aaron Kim, 4 (waitlist)

Rhythm Section
Joe Begley
Faye Alesse
Nikko Oster
Nick Zappone
Cameron Tavis

Jazz Band 4

Annalise Bledsoe, alto 1
Jackson Jewett, alto 1
Julia Martin, alto 2
Cole Andrews, tenor 1
Abbie Chipps, tenor 2
Ella Ruddick, tenor 2
Calvin Rey, baritone

Grady Spors, 1
Henry Roller, 2
Carter Robinson, 3
Daniel Khastou, 4

Bergen Sorby, 1
Casey Rogers, 2
WE NEED TROMBONES! (Encourage your trombone-playing friends to play some JAZZ!)

Rhythm Section
Vladimir Andral
William Stauber
Ellis Andral
Jacob Gronquist
Dylan Wilson
Soloman Kruger
Emma Usui-Villareal