International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day is April 30, and Roosevelt Jazz is hosting a community afternoon of jazz at Green Lake. Six combos from Roosevelt and Eckstein will perform with students ranging in age from 13-18 years old. The last hour will be an open community jam session where everyone is invited to come up on stage and strut their stuff. Please join us!

Green Lake Community Center
7201 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle WA

Sunday, April 30 2017

Combos perform from 1 to 3 pm.

Community Jazz Jam from 3 to 4 pm.

Big Band Dance & Auction is March 18!

Please join us for the 29th annual Roosevelt Jazz Big Band Dance & Auction on March 18, 2017 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai . Get your tickets here. It will be a fun-filled evening of music, food, and the chance to bid on fabulous auction items. Buy a Golden Raffle ticket and get a chance to take home your choice of a Live Auction item! Only 100 tickets available! Click here to preview the live auction.

This year we will also be honoring distinguished alumnus Mark Taylor, Director of Jazz Band 3.

See you there on March 18!!

Hot Java Cool Jazz on March 17

Roosevelt Jazz Families,
Starbucks has selected Roosevelt Jazz Band 1 to participate in the 2017 Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz event at the Paramount Theatre. Starbucks has been sponsoring this event since 1995 and has raised over $500,000 for local high school jazz programs. We are fortunate to be a part of this amazing event and to live in a community that celebrates jazz.

Join us on Friday 3/17/17 and come see a fantastic show featuring Roosevelt plus other talented local high school bands.

Click here to buy tickets.

Start of Year Picnic is September 6

Please SAVE THE DATE for the start of year Jazz Picnic which will be held Tuesday September 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm in Ravenna Park. The event is an opportunity to pick up important forms and meet the Band Directors, other musicians and their families.

It’s been our tradition to start the year off with a picnic so that we can get to know and greet our new families, as well as reconnect with families returning to the program. We will have our Welcome picnic on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 5:30-8:00 pm at Ravenna Park upper picnic shelter. The address is 2000 NE 58th Street, Seattle 98105. Just before 20th Ave ends at the pedestrian bridge, turn right into the parking lot.

As in years past, we will do a potluck. The Roosevelt Jazz Boosters will provide plates, cups, utensils and napkins. Families should bring something based on their last name:

  • A – J: main dish
  • K – R: side dish, salad or beverage
  • S – Z: dessert

We will distribute the welcome packet, with information and forms for all families to take home with them.  Please go through the forms and send the fully completed forms with your student to the first day of jazz class or to the first Jazz Booster Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th.