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.
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!
Jazz auditions for next year’s ensembles are still a ways off (early June) but we’ve posted some preliminary information on dates and times. Check that out here, and stay tuned for more updates about repertoire and other requirements in May.
Roosevelt Jazz, along with Waldo King’s family, encourages donations in Waldo’s name to the John Moawad Jazz Scholarship Endowment, Central Washington University. To give online: http://www.cwu.edu/music/support-cwu-music. To give by phone: (509) 963-2160.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Our hearts are certainly full today, with the news that Roosevelt Jazz Band I has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival. They’ll be in some mighty fine company in NYC come May, including neighbors Garfield and Mount Si. Congratulations to Director Scott Brown and all the students!
For more information and a list of all the finalists, hop over to the Essentially Ellington website.