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

Roosevelt Jazz Band to Perform at the Earshot Jazz Festival

This year Jazz Band 1 is honored to play with the Seattle Symphony as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival on October 29th at 7:30.  Tickets are on sale now.

SONIC EVOLUTION: UNDER THE INFLUENCE

What does the evocative work of African American painter Jacob Lawrence have to do with jazz, have to do with the Seattle Symphony, have to do with the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band? It’s all about influences.

Jacob Lawrence, a longtime professor at the University of Washington, created a body of work called The Migration Series depicting the Great Migration of African Americans out of the South. Derek Bermel, a noted composer and clarinetist, saw Lawrence’s work and wrote a piece that was hailed by The New York Times as “riveting” and “wondrous.” Now, add the performers, acclaimed Roosevelt High School Jazz Band and the Seattle Symphony, and you have the cornerstone work for this Sonic Evolution.

More influencing: the renowned jazz guitarist and Seattle transplant Bill Frisell takes on a new work by the prolific jazz pianist and composer Wayne Horvitz and Seattle-born vocalist Shaprece closes with new orchestral arrangements of her soulful blend of modern jazz, R&B and electronica.

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