The Roosevelt Jazz Band, under the direction of Scott Brown, will perform Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s Jazz Nutcracker with selections from David Berger’s Harlem Nutcracker on Saturday, December 7th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 pm. This is just a joy of a concert. Please come and bring a friend. Click for tickets.
Tickets for tonight’s show will be available at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Online sales have closed.
The award-winning Roosevelt Jazz Band performs on Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 pm in the RHS Performing Arts Theatre as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Performing with the band is local jazz treasure and this years’ Earshot Artist in Residence, Jay Thomas and the East-West Alliance including RHS alumna, Maya Hatch. Tickets are available through earshotjazz.org and at Roosevelt on the day of the show.
Information about Roosevelt Jazz auditions for the 2019-2020 school year has been updated, finally! (We’ve been a little busy over here, you may have heard…) The required tune for this year is “It Could Happen To You” by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen. Note that the required version of the tune is in the key of E flat. Please use the lead sheets posted on the auditions page of this website. Also, be sure to carefully read through everything on the auditions page. Your success at auditions hinges on a careful understanding of what is required, and of course your own hard work. We want you to do well and wish you the best of luck!
We hope you can join the Roosevelt Jazz Band on March 15th at 7pm at the Paramount Theatre at Starbucks 24th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert. The best way to buy tickets (no surcharge!) is directly from our local Starbucks store at Roosevelt Square (6417 Roosevelt Way NE). 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales at the Roosevelt Square Starbucks will directly benefit our school’s music program. Enjoy a flat white or americano while you’re there! If you can’t make it in to the Roosevelt Square Starbucks, you can also get tickets online at STG Presents. (A portion of the proceeds from STG online tickets sales will go to Roosevelt, too.) With Roosevelt, Garfield, Mountlake Terrace, Mount Si, and Edmonds-Woodway High Schools sharing the stage, you know it’s going to be a great evening of jazz!