Roosevelt Jazz Band to be in Hot Java Cool Jazz 2022

Congratulations to Director Scott Brown and the students of Jazz Band 1! They will have the honor of playing in the Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz concert at the Paramount Theater on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., along with Edmonds-Woodway, Garfield, Mount Si and Mountlake Terrace high schools.

Plans are underway for a LIVE, in-person event and following county guidelines for maximum COVID safety. 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…

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Jazz Nutcracker tickets now available!

The Roosevelt Jazz Nutcracker

Saturday, December 4th | 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 5th | 2:00 PM

Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Theatre

Celebrate the Holidays with the 2021-2022 Roosevelt Jazz Band under the direction of Scott Brown!
For the 22nd year, The Band will perform Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s swinging Jazz Nutcracker Suite, in Roosevelt’s Performing Arts Theatre.

Capacity is extremely limited so get your tickets NOW.

Link to buy tickets [HERE].

 

IMPORTANT COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
In accordance with the October 25th King County Health mandate:
*To be admitted to Roosevelt’s INDOOR performances, only ADULT and SENIOR ticket holders need to show proof of vaccination (“P.O.V.”).
*Children and Students 12-18 do not need to show proof of vaccination.
*Universal masking required for audience members in the school and in the theatre.
*Theatre capacity is limited.  Ticket holders shall be seated in “family units” or “pods” of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 seats.
*All attendees must complete a health screening and show the green check mark to ushers upon entry.  (QR code link will be posted outside the show).
Restrictions are subject to change. Check rooseveltjazz.org the day of your show for the latest info.

Live Jazz and Holiday Traditions Return!

Our jazz bands are taking the stage in December as in-person performances resume at Roosevelt! JB1 will perform its time-honored Jazz Nutcracker to the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn Dec. 4 at 7:30p.m. and Dec. 5 at 2pm. Then all four RHS jazz ensembles will show off their latest repertoire at Jazz Night, Thursday Dec. 9.

Seating will be assigned for all concerts and capacity will be limited in response to public health guidelines. We’ll be asking for volunteers to make these concerts a successful return to live performance!

SALES TO THE PUBLIC for the NUTCRACKER show (only)
WILL START ON THURSDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER, 2021

Please visit rooseveltjazz.ludus.com after Thursday morning, Nov. 25 !

 

Marina Albero w/ Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, Earshot Jazz October 2021

(November, 2021) Update: We had a great time recording with Marina Albero and performing her music.  We look forward to participating in the festival next year – stay tuned!

 

(original post) Earshot’s 2021 Festival Resident Artist, Marina Albero, performs with her piano quartet with Alex Dugdale on saxophone, and then, with the stellar Roosevelt ensemble, who will present her seldom-heard compositions for big band arranged by Dugdale, an RHS alum. $10-20. Livestream, and VOD tickets available.

Notes: This is a stream of a concert recorded by Earshot Jazz on the 19th October 2021. The concert airs from Seattle at 7:00pm PDT, on October 23.

Roosevelt Jazz Band 1

Earshot Jazz and Roosevelt Jazz!

Light rail festivities include JB1 performance on Oct. 2

You may have heard Saturday Oct. 2 is the grand opening for three new light rail stations in Seattle! The U District, Roosevelt and Northgate stations will all hold celebrations as they start service that day. Our JB1 ensemble will be playing at the U District station (4300 Brooklyn Ave NE) from 12-1pm. This is an outdoor performance open to the public. Come watch our students at the inaugural Roosevelt Jazz performance for this school year! Setup time starts at 11:15 AM at the UDPA parking lot, 4227 University Way NE.