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!
2018 was quite a year for Roosevelt Jazz. Our calendar has been full, with clinicians, jam sessions, concerts, club performances, and trips far and near. We have working instruments, including a piano that stays in tune for more than a rehearsal; new microphones for recordings and concerts; and new music to perform for you. We can do all of this because of the support we receive from our families, our friends and neighbors, and the Roosevelt High School community, including our tireless directors Scott Brown, Jean-Marie Kent, Michael Van Bebber, and Mark Taylor. Thank you all for giving your time, your money, and your love to this program and to these students. We look forward to sharing more music with you in 2019.
Congratulations to Director Scott Brown and the students of Jazz Band I! They will have the honor of playing in the Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz concert at the Paramount Theater on Friday, March 15th, along with Mountlake Terrace, Garfield, Mount Si, and Edmonds Woodway. Tickets are not yet on sale; details on how to purchase tickets will be posted in January. For now, save the date! We hope to see you there for this swinging evening of jazz. A huge thank you to Starbucks for their sponsorship of this event, which raises tens of thousands of dollars for jazz education in Seattle, year after year. Time for a Peppermint Mocha…