Monterey Jazz Finalists Announced

CONGRATULATIONS Jazz Band II and Vocal Jazz for being selected as Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival finalists!!

NGJF will be held in Monterey, CA from April 8-10, 2016. High school and college ensembles from across the country and Canada applied to compete. We’re excited to announce that Jazz II is one of only twelve bands selected to compete in the High School Big Band division and our Vocal Jazz is one of only eight ensembles selected to complete in the High School Vocal Ensemble division. Click here for more information.

Monterey will be well presented by Roosevelt at the competition with Jazz II and Vocal Jazz, in addition to Jazz III and our combos performing as Special Guest Ensembles at the Festival!

Congratulations also goes to our friends at Eckstein Middle School and Jane Addams Middle School for being selected as Middle School finalists!

Thank you to all our wonderful musicians and vocalists, Mr. Brown and Michael for all the hard work!

Have a Jazzy Holiday!

PATHWAY OF LIGHTS AT GREEN LAKE

Roosevelt High School’s Jazz Bands II and III, under the direction of Michael Van Bebber, will perform at Green Lake’s Pathway of Lights on Saturday, December 12th from 4:30 to 5:30 in the evening.

You will find us at the Small Craft Center (the Aqua Theater) on the south side of Green Lake.

Walk the lake, enjoy the luminaria, and hear some great Jazz!

Special bonus at the same location: Eckstein Middle School’s Senior Jazz will perform from 5:30 to 6:00.

CAROLING AT UNIVERSITY VILLAGE

On December 24th our Vocal Jazz group will be caroling at various locations in University Village.

Jazz Nutcracker Tickets Available

Save The Dates! December 5th and December 6th

Jazz Nutcracker posterA priority for your December calendar should be Roosevelt High School’s production of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s “Jazz Nutcracker.”

Performances will be held at the Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Theater on Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 6th at 2 pm. Tickets are available here* at a cost of $15/adults and $12/youth, students and seniors.

*Ticket sales are closed.

Jazz Jam Sessions Begin Oct. 14

We have our first jam session of the school year scheduled for Oct. 14!

The Roosevelt Jazz program will once again hold monthly jam sessions at the Stone Way Cafe. These sessions, which are held on the second Wednesday of the month, are a chance for the musicians to try playing in a combo and soloing in a supportive club setting. Musicians from all four groups are welcome. They should bring their instruments (except for rhythm section) and their Real Books. People will rotate in and out, depending upon who shows up on a given night. Michael Van Bebber is coordinating the session.

This year, jam sessions will have a new twist with regular guest mentor band, The Cantaloupes. Our first gathering will start on October 14 with The Cantaloupes playing from 6:30 to 7:30 followed by the jam session from 7:30 to 9:30.

Additionally the Cantaloupes will be playing on Oct 28th at 7:30. RHS students are welcome to play too.

We plan on continuing having twice monthly sessions on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Please come on out!

Stone Way Cafe, http://www.stonewaycafe.com/
3510 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
206-420-4435