2022-23 Jazz Band Placements out!

The placements for the 2022-23 Roosevelt Jazz Band Ensembles are published below.

Congratulations to all the students on your hard work in preparing for the auditions. Here’s to a swingin’ school year!

 

Jazz Band 1

Alto

Teddy Goldman
Dylan Senescall
Charlee Dobson-Cohen
Henry Kelly

Tenor

Taiyo Fuwa
Yoshi Takeno

Bari

Oliver Nairn

Trumpet

Nico Garcia-Bompadre
Simon Harrington
Nick Chang
Chloe Mai

Trombone

Theo Long
Max Baker
Charlie Herzog
Alex Phelps

Piano

Nora Hakimian

Guitar

Linus Skucas

Bass

Cole Fung
Naomi Cole

Drums

Yoshi Stroh
Alex Polyakovski

 


Vocal Jazz

Singers

Annabelle Bachhuber
Sydney Bannister
Nicholas Christopher
Sasha Doran
Ellie Gilbertson
Lucinda Guthrie
Jack Hawley
Jack Hillstrom
Carly Holmstrom
Alma Liermann
Elle Olivier
Finley Ross
Ember Thompson
Julia Weber
Zach Monsey
Flaminia Zito

Piano

Nat Holland

Guitar

Annabelle Bachhuber

Bass

Brigid Bennett

Drums

Izzy Haakanson
Alex Pistler

 


Jazz Band 2

Alto

Moises Perez
Kiera Sanford

Tenor

Sky Van Skoyoc
Anna Sayrs

Bari

Hanna Honchar

Trumpet

Ryan Davies
Grayson Feldman
Aaron Avery
Quinn Burwell
Jasper Gronewold

Trombone

Will Bailey
Oscar Zimmerman
Sam Motto
Henry Vigil

Piano

Josh Gargett

Bass

Annie Faul

Drums

Ripley Silas
Luc Randell

 


Jazz Band 3

Alto (1 must play bari.)

Presley Beckett
Griffin Keen
Luca Chakravarti

Tenor

Theo Silas (or alto in JB2)
Elizabeth Speert

Bari

(From alto section)

Trumpet

Zachary Starke
Devon Osborne
Ivan Levy
Andrew Chung

Trombone

Oscar Edebohls
Ethan Ward

Piano

Jascha Silberstein

Guitar

Ellie Gilbertson

Bass

Teika Purs

Drums

Ian Halbgewachs
Momoko Heaton

Hot Java, Cool Jazz Tickets Now on Sale

We are thrilled to announce that Roosevelt Jazz has been selected to perform at Starbucks 26th Anniversary HOT JAVA COOL JAZZ!

It is an honor to join 4 other high school bands for a fantastic night of jazz, Friday, March 31th – LIVE at The Paramount Theatre!

100% of tickets sales go to the Roosevelt Jazz program when you purchase tickets through this link. Don’t wait, they are going quickly!

This is an important fundraiser for the program, and a truly exceptional night of performances on a huge stage! Please join us!

>> CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS <<

Spread the word about Hot Java, Cool Jazz!

Hot Java Cool Jazz is part of Starbucks’ ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for young people in our community. When tickets are purchased from Roosevelt Jazz Boosters, 100% of the proceeds benefit our program. In addition to buying a ticket, you can help us spread the word by inviting your friends and neighbors. You can sign up here to support ticket sales for Starbucks 26th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert, which includes a performance by our Jazz Band 1!

Starbucks 26th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz

7-9 p.m. March 31, 2023, Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

GET TICKETS HERE

Innovative, resourceful volunteers help make Vocal Jazz Florida trip a success

Vocal Jazz made Roosevelt proud at the Jazz Education Network’s 14th Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., where our 19 students participated in an event billed as part music festival, part networking, part education, and all inspiration! Helping to ensure student success during the Jan. 4-7 conference was a nimble team of Roosevelt parent volunteers and educators who deserve a hearty round of applause from us:

  • VJ parent representative Tracy Hillstrom was the rock star behind the planning, budgeting, and most of the booking, with VJ parent rep Karl Hillstrom jumping in with some of the air travel and ground transportation logistics.
  • VJ parent volunteer Nicole Ross found the outfit to rent an upright bass, with Karl taking care of the final mile in getting the account set up and the delivery in Orlando.
  • VJ parent volunteer Kristen Glibertson was the point person for food, both receiving grocery deliveries, picking up pizzas delivered to a hard-to-describe location, and working with restaurants.
  • Kristen and Karl and JB2/3 Director Michael Van Bebber (who stepped in to chaperone) all helped Vocal Jazz Director Aimee Mell keep an eye on 19 teens while traveling. And, of course, Mr. Van Bebber was the ear of a second jazz educator, as well as helping with some technical stuff for the rhythm section. Thank you, Tracy, Karl, Nicole, Kristen, Mr. Van Bebber and Ms. Mell, for your dedication to Roosevelt Jazz!

Swing into the season with Jazz Nutcracker!

The Roosevelt Jazz Nutcracker

Saturday, December 3rd  |  7:30 PM

and

Sunday, December 4th  |  2:00 PM

** doors open 1 hour prior to curtain **

Celebrate the Holidays with the 2022-2023 Roosevelt Jazz Band
under the new direction of our inspiring Hannah Mowry! (see bio)

For the 23rd year, The Band will perform
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s swinging Jazz Nutcracker Suite
in Roosevelt’s Performing Arts Theatre.

 

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Health Information

Masks are optional but highly recommended for indoor large gatherings. Safety Guidelines are subject to change, depending on current King County and Seattle Public Schools health guidance. Check rooseveltjazz.org the day of your show for the latest info.

 

Earshot Jazz recap; Nutcracker coming up!

Wow! What a show! The Roosevelt Jazz Band started off the year with their first public performance at the Earshot Jazz Festival. Opening for the renowned Count Basie Orchestra, the band, with the amazing and energetic new Director, Hannah Mowry, swung hard.

Next up, the band will be featuring the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in the Roosevelt Jazz tradition, “Jazz Nutcracker”. Save the date for December 3 and 4, 2022.

Ticket information coming soon! Stay tuned to this website for more info.

Scotty Barnhart joins in with the Roosevelt Jazz Band. Photo: Jim Levitt