2017-18 Roosevelt Jazz Band Placements

Jazz Band 1 and Vocal Jazz students should be registered for these classes. The names have already been sent to the registrar. Be sure to confirm this when you receive your schedules. Note that Vocal Jazz is a zero hour (before school) class. If for any reason you cannot commit to the ensemble in which you were placed, please let us know immediately.

Mr. Brown, Mr. Van Bebber, Mr. Taylor

Jazz Band 1

Saxophone
Sean Bowman, alto 1
Misae Nguyen, alto 2
Daniel Mengedoht, alto 2
Elliot Halpern, tenor 1
Kai Despain, tenor 2
Aiden Ryser, tenor 2
Xander Johns, baritone 1
Austin Isgrig, baritone 2

Trumpet
Joe Garlid, 1
Will Knight, 2
Matt Buchanan, 3
Graham Fulton, 4
Carter Eng, 5
Aidan McCoy, 6

Trombone
Ethan Nolander, 1
Elise Toney, 2
Nicholas Mesler, 3
Toby Jay, bass trombone

Rhythm Section
Piano
Aaron Korver, 1
Katie Benmar, 2
Bryan Rhinehart, 3
Guitar
Julia Tanner, 1
Nick Swedin, 2
Bass
Jonah Harper, 1
Max Young, 2
Drums
Ethan LeFaive
David Maltby
Henry Mohr

NOTE: Only 25 players will be allowed to participate in Essentially Ellington, in the event we are accepted. There will be competition for spots on the recording band.

Vocal Jazz Rhythm Section

Piano
Kai Medina
Bass
P. J. McDaniel
Drums
Finn Greeley

Jazz Band 2

Saxophone
Elias Sullivan, alto 1
Elliot Hughes, alto 2
Karen Gaffney, alto 2
George Fulton, tenor 1
James Pettis, tenor 2
Nick Altemeier, tenor 2
David Tabakian, baritone

Trumpet
Colin Brace, 1
Devlin Swanson, 2
Ryan Davies, 3
Nathan Reudink, 4
Della Paloy, 5

Trombone
Zach Sahlin, 1
Daniel Matsumoto, 2
Alexis Kim, 3
Ryan Tyndall, bass trombone

Rhythm Section
Piano
Eilidh Haakanson
Kohl Hebert
Vibes
Nathan Mesler
Bass
Laurel Colescott, 1
Anna Thielke, 2
Drums
Aidan Shapero
Ethan Bovey

Jazz Band 3

Saxophone
Maria Mann, alto 1
Nicholas Araya-Bain, alto 2
Sydney Colescott, alto 2
Griffin Sanders, tenor 1
Eli Corey, tenor 1
Em Spencer, tenor 2
Olivia Sayrs, tenor 2
Sana Mills, tenor 2
Roberto Kannapell, baritone

Trumpet
Rei Ichikawa, 1
Stephen Shettler, 2
Will Falcone, 3
Sylvie Kromer, 4

Trombone
Jack Barnes, 1
Willie Berg, 2
Josh Peterson, 3
Aaron Kim, 4 (waitlist)

Rhythm Section
Piano
Joe Begley
Guitar
Faye Alesse
Bass
Nikko Oster
Drums
Nick Zappone
Cameron Tavis

Jazz Band 4

Saxophone
Annalise Bledsoe, alto 1
Jackson Jewett, alto 1
Julia Martin, alto 2
Cole Andrews, tenor 1
Abbie Chipps, tenor 2
Ella Ruddick, tenor 2
Calvin Rey, baritone

Trumpet
Grady Spors, 1
Henry Roller, 2
Carter Robinson, 3
Daniel Khastou, 4

Trombone
Bergen Sorby, 1
Casey Rogers, 2
WE NEED TROMBONES! (Encourage your trombone-playing friends to play some JAZZ!)

Rhythm Section
Piano
Vladimir Andral
William Stauber
Guitar
Ellis Andral
Jacob Gronquist
Bass
Dylan Wilson
Drums
Soloman Kruger
Emma Usui-Villareal

Roosevelt Vocal Jazz Placements for 2017-2018

Here are the students selected for Roosevelt Vocal Jazz 2017-2018:

Abbey Amuniya
Jane Anderson
Brigit Brady
Mia Bell
Katya Boychuk
Xing Gilbert
Brooke Lambert
Desi Pardo
Sarah Park
Scarlet Pike
Caroline Schmitt
Harrison Sherwood
Azalea Teuton
Markus Teuton
Nicole Torres

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who auditioned!

If for any reason you cannot commit to the group in which you have been placed, LET US KNOW IMMEDIATELY. There are other students who would like to sing! NOTE: Vocal Jazz has been moved to zero hour (before school) for next year. All Vocal Jazz students will need to register for a concert ensemble.

*Rhythm section placements to be announced at a later date.

Update: Roosevelt Jazz Auditions for 2017- 2018

Auditions for the 2017-2018 school year will take place between May 30 and June 13 at Roosevelt High School.

  • NEW! Vocal Jazz auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31 from 3:30-5:30
  • Tuesday, June 6th starting at 3:45: Rhythm auditions, all grade levels
  • Sunday, June 11th, 9 am-Noon: incoming 9th grade Saxophone auditions
  • Sunday, June 11th, 1 pm-4 pm: incoming 9th grade Brass auditions
  • Monday, June 12th starting at 3:45: Saxophone auditions for current Roosevelt students
  • Tuesday, June 13th starting at 3:45: Brass auditions for current Roosevelt students

Jazz Band audition music and forms are now available. Check this page for details.

 

Summer Jazz Camps

Jazz Families,
Please see the summer camp information below, including the Seattle Saxophone Institute to be held right here at Roosevelt. The Jazz Boosters offer scholarships for students to attend these camps, contact the treasurer of your band for more information.

Seattle Saxophone Institute at Roosevelt July 31 – Aug 3
Taught by Evan Smith, Neil Welch, Steve Treseler and Jessika Smith
www.seattlesaxinstitute.com

Centrum, July 23- 30
Requires Audition by April 14. New Vocalist Program this year!
http://centrum.org/jazz-port-townsend-the-workshop/

University of Washington, July 10 – July 14
http://www.uwjazzworkshop.com/register.html

Cornish College of the Arts Jazz Workshops, July 17-22
Taught by Dawn Clement, Mark Taylor, and Matt Wilson
Intermediate: http://www.cornish.edu/extension/courses/intermediate_jazz/
Advanced: http://www.cornish.edu/extension/courses/advanced_jazz/

Central Washington University, July 23- 29
http://www.cwu.edu/music/jazz-camp

University of Oregon, July 23- 28
Audition required for first time campers
http://musiccamps.uoregon.edu/jazz-improvisation-camp/

Stanford Jazz Workshop, July 16- 21 or July 23- 28
http://stanfordjazz.org/more-info/jazz-camp/

UW Jazz Festival

Will Knight (JB2, trumpet), and Kai DeSpain (JB1, tenor sax) received Outstanding Soloist awards at the UW Jazz Festival on January 28. JB1 was one of two finalists selected to perform in the evening concert. Congratulations! The emphasis of this festival is education, ensemble performance, improvisation and developing the jazz language.  Roosevelt was well represented with JB1, JB2, and JB3 all participating.