Roosevelt Jazz Band 1 Going to Essentially Ellington!

We’re proud to announce that Roosevelt Jazz Band 1 has been selected as a finalist to the Essentially Ellington Festival in New York City. The Pacific Northwest is rich with such quality jazz musicians, educators, and programs that deliver excellence at the highest level. We are honored and deeply grateful to get to represent our region alongside our friends from Garfield High School and Bothell High School.

Collaboration! – concert coming up


An evening of jazz featuring performances by RHS Jazz Band 1 and Vocal Jazz, Northwest Jazz Conspiracy, and BlueStreet Voices

The Roosevelt Jazz band and Vocal Jazz groups are thrilled to host and collaborate with BlueStreet Voices and the Northwest Jazz Conspiracy for a night of amazing music!

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Roosevelt Vocal Jazz

Roosevelt Jazz Band 1


About BlueStreet Voices

BlueStreet Voices is a vocal jazz ensemble based out of Seattle, WA that performs tunes with a professional trio at our back. At our shows, we put forth everything from a foot-tappin’ jazz standard to classically arranged contemporary pop hits, including  Latin, blues, gospel, and rich ballads.​

The mission of BlueStreet Voices is to promote vocal jazz education and music in the community, while providing high-quality, entertaining musical experiences for audiences and performers alike. BlueStreet offers its members diverse musical opportunities through experiencing, studying, and performing first-rate vocal jazz literature with an inspirational director and inspired accompanist.


About The Northwest Jazz Conspiracy

The Northwest Jazz Conspiracy is a big band performing group based in Everett, WA.

All proceeds will be shared between BlueStreet Voices and NW Jazz Conspiracy and the Roosevelt Jazz program.

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!

2/21/23 UPDATE: the Roosevelt booster tickets are sold out!

May we suggest purchasing tickets to support Garfield High School Jazz ?

Alternatively, you can buy direct from the Paramount / STG at this link, and proceeds will benefit all five schools: 

Spread the word about Hot Java, Cool Jazz!

eHot 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

2/21/23 update: Roosevelt Booster tickets are sold out, but you can still buy direct from the Paramount / STG website and proceeds still are distributed to all five schools! ↓↓↓ Click below ↓↓↓


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!