Year-End Activities Coming Up

Lots going on as we near the end of an amazing schoolyear!

Auditions will take place May 31-June 5 for placement in next year’s jazz and vocal jazz ensembles! This includes rising ninth graders.  More info and signup details here!

https://www.rooseveltjazz.org/events/auditions/

Then mark your calendar for fabulous year-end music concerts the ENTIRE week of June 6! Come celebrate the amazing growth and talents of Roosevelt’s band, orchestra, vocal jazz and big band musicians. See calendar for details.

We are also celebrating the gifts and career of our longtime director Scott Brown, who retires at the end of this year. RSVP for a farewell gathering June 11: https://www.rooseveltjazz.org/save-the-date-rsvp-for-a-farewell-to-scott-brown/

(edit: gathering was a great success, and fun was had by all!)

And read this wonderful coverage in the Seattle Times in which Wynton Marsalis calls Brown “a true jazz man with grace and sophistication to spare.” https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/music/scott-brown-roosevelt-high-schools-longtime-jazz-band-director-to-retire/

Roosevelt JB1 makes the list for Essentially Ellington!

Way to go, Roosevelt! Director Scott Brown said it best: “Congrats to our Roosevelt Jazz Band students for being accepted by blind audition as Essentially Ellington Finalists for 2022! Congrats also to Bothell and Mt. Si, whose jazz bands were the other two chosen from our region.” A total of 15 bands have been invited to participate in the 27th annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival to be held May 5-7 at Lincoln Center in NYC. See the full list of finalists here: https://academy.jazz.org/ee/ Congratulations to all involved!

Seattle Times story on the three finalists (the Roosevelt Jazz Band is featured in the picture!)

Support our Roosevelt Jazz (Virtual) Big Band Gala and Auction: Saturday March 26!

NEW YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/s_TTOdZlNk0

 

Join us on March 26 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. for a live-streamed celebration (YouTube live link) of Jazz at Roosevelt. All ensembles will perform live from Roosevelt Theater for a festive stream-cast event hosted by auctioneer and emcee, Nelson Jay. Registration is free, so tell family, friends and far-flung supporters to mark their calendars, tune in, and browse our silent auction while they enjoy great live performances and help make our biggest fundraiser of the year a success!

Please see this link for info on: HOW TO WATCH LIVESTREAM GALA ON YOUR TV

REGISTER for our Gala (free!) and get ready to bid!

CASH DONATIONS to the program are gladly accepted.

Silent auction and gala proceeds help us fund scholarships, instruments, clinics and other great opportunities for Roosevelt Jazz for years to come!

Questions? Reach out to auctiondonations@rooseveltjazz.org.