Save the date! On October 26, 2017 as part of this year’s Earshot Jazz Festival, Roosevelt Jazz Band 1 will perform with Grammy-nominated drummer Matt Wilson. Renowned as a natural teacher, the DownBeat and JazzTimes poll winner promises to take these students to grad school in one night.
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.
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!!
Congratulations to Jazz Band 2 on qualifying as a finalist (High School Big Band Division) for the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival! The festival takes place from March 31-April 2, 2017 in Monterey, California. Roosevelt will be well represented at this festival with three ensembles attending and performing: JB2, JB3 and Vocal Jazz.
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.