RHS Jazz wins multiple awards at Essentially Ellington!

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

Well done!!!

Related: Seattle Times article

Four Singers from Roosevelt Vocal Jazz Honored

Roosevelt Vocal Jazz is shining bright this week: Four of our top singers have been honored as semi-finalists in the Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition.

The competition is sponsored by the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association, which will select one high school and one adult female jazz vocalist from the greater Seattle area to travel to Kobe, Japan to perform at the Kobe Jazz Queen Vocalist Contest on May 9th, 2015.

Celeste Yglesias, Alex Mountsier, Eliana Colachis and Maya Hunter grabbed four of the six semi-finalist spots, and will all be performing at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley on Monday, March 9.

More info is available on the Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley website!

Roosevelt Vocal Jazz Shines Brightly

Alex Mountsier took the top prize, and Maya Hunter received special mention as four of our top singers were honored as semi-finalists in the Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition.

Along with Alex and Maya, Celeste Yglesias and Eliana Colachis rounded out the quartet who grabbed four of the six finalist spots, performing at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley on Monday, March 9.

The competition is sponsored by the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association, which selected Alex and one adult female jazz vocalist (Taylor Zickefoose) from the greater Seattle area to travel to Kobe, Japan to perform at the Kobe Jazz Queen Vocalist Contest on May 9th, 2015.

More info on the contest here.