We were delighted to be part of KNKX’s Virtual Holiday Jam on Saturday, December 19th. The concert will be rebroadcast on 88.5 KNKX on December 24th at 7 pm and on December 25th at 2 pm. If you’d like to have a look right now, here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoAHEygL8_o&feature=youtu.be
Join Dr. Jean Marie Kent and her students for a holiday webinar event on Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00 PM PST. Here’s your link:
iPhone one-tap :
US: +12532158782,,83609258493# or +16699009128,,83609258493#
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656
Webinar ID: 836 0925 8493
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbYaBxW5Gl
Audition information for the 2020-2021 Roosevelt Jazz Program is posted under the “Events” tab. If you plan to audition for Roosevelt Jazz, your online registration and video submission are due no later than 5 pm on May 29th! Thank you.
Congratulations to Scott Brown and The Roosevelt Jazz Band. For the 20th year, they are headed to New York, New York to participate in the 25th Annual Essentially Ellington Competition and Festival. Before they’re off, Michael Van Bebber and Jazz Band 2 will compete in the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, California. With such success comes a need for fundraising. Please, get your tickets to our Gala on Saturday, March 21st and support the band at Hot Java Cool Jazz on the 27th as well. Thank you!
Our ensembles are preparing new music for spring events including our biggest fundraiser, the Gala. Information and Tickets to our March 21st Gala can be found here. Starbucks 25th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert takes place on Friday, March 27th at the Paramount Theatre. Ticketing information is here.
Congratulations to all our ensembles. Jean-Marie Kent and Vocal Jazz performed at the Bellevue College Vocal Jazz Festival where they received feedback from Kerry Marsh and enjoyed a master class and concert with Jeff Baker. Jazz Band IV was marvelous at the University of Washington Jazz Festival, where Jazz Band III, directed by Mark Taylor, took home an ‘Outstanding Ensemble Award.’ U.W. Chair and Professor of Jazz Studies, Cuong Vu, and Assistant Professor, Ted Poor, performed and talked to festival participants about improvisation. Michael Van Bebber and Jazz Band II took first place in their division at the 58th Annual Clark College Jazz Festival. They are honored to be invited to travel to Monterey this spring as finalists in the Next Generation Jazz Festival. Scott Brown and The Roosevelt Jazz Band and the Combo both won top prize at the Bellevue College Jazz Festival. A clinic with Chris Bruya of C.W.U. was enlightening, and the master class and concert with Ignacio Berroa were inspiring and heart-warming. Jazz Bands I and II had a special clinic with The Westerlies who are in town for Westerlies Fest 2020. These wonderful events could not happen without the unwavering support of Scott Brown, Jean-Marie Kent, Michael Van Bebber, Mark Taylor, and you! Thank you!