Will Knight (JB2, trumpet), and Kai DeSpain (JB1, tenor sax) received Outstanding Soloist awards at the UW Jazz Festival on January 28. JB1 was one of two finalists selected to perform in the evening concert. Congratulations! The emphasis of this festival is education, ensemble performance, improvisation and developing the jazz language. Roosevelt was well represented with JB1, JB2, and JB3 all participating.
Congratulations to Jazz Band 3 for winning first place in their division at Bellevue Jazz Festival!
In addition, three of our soloists received outstanding solo awards:
Tenor Sax – James Pettis
Bari Sax – David Tabakian
Trumpet – Will Knight
Congratulations Jazz Band 3 and soloists!
Downbeat has announced the winners of their 2016 Student Music Awards, including several Roosevelt students:
- Santosh Sharma (jazz soloist, tenor sax)
- Leo Folsom (original composition for small ensemble)
Congratulations also to our friends at Eckstein Middle School, recognized in the Large Jazz Ensemble (Junior High School) category!
Congratulations to RHS Jazz Band 1 for receiving multiple awards at EE!
- Outstanding Sax Section
- Jesse Beckett-Herbert: Outstanding clarinet
- Elliot Halpern: Outstanding Tenor Sax
- Porter Jones: Outstanding Trombone & Outstanding Soloist
- Ravi Sharma: Outstanding Guitarist
- Santosh Sharma: Outstanding Bass Clarinet & Honorable Mention Tenor Sax
Related: Seattle Times article