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 Gronewald

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

Roosevelt Jazz Bands 2 and 3 Win at Bellevue High Jazz Festival

On Saturday, May 7, the Roosevelt Jazz Bands 2 and 3, both under the direction of Michael Van Bebber, competed in the Bellevue High School Jazz Festival in the Band 2/3 division. They both made it to the division finals; JB3 tied with Garfield 2 for a third place finish,  and JB2 took top honors in their division.

Congratulations to the students and Mr. Van Bebber on great performances. The students had a full day of playing with each other, hearing from clinicians, and being cheered on by their peers at the other schools. So grateful to be finally playing in front of a live audience!

 

Michael Van Bebber and Jazz Band 2 on the stage at Bellevue High

Roosevelt Jazz Band Shines at Essentially Ellington

(chaperone updates from the Roosevelt Jazz Facebook page)
So Proud of Roosevelt Jazz!!! Grateful for the Essentially Ellington journey and the opportunity to be part of 15 amazing jazz bands selected. Congratulations to the top three finalists Foxboro High School, Orange County School of the Arts and Osceola County School of the Arts.
A gigantic congratulations to Director Scott Brown, the Roosevelt Jazz Band and to the amazing musicians who make it swing!
And special kudos to the soloist and section award winners!
Outstanding Rhythm Section:
Theo Shouse, Quinn Wedemeyer, Grace Kaste, Yoshi Stroh, Alexander Polyakovsky, Alejandro Roca
Outstanding Saxophone Section:
Owen Gwinn, Taiyo Fuwa, Rachel Nolander, Dylan Senescall, Liam Randell
Outstanding Piano: Theo Shouse
Outstanding Drums: Yoshi Stroh & Alexander Polyakovsky
Outstanding Bass: Grace Kaste
Honorable Mention: Banjo Maco Dacanay
Outstanding Tenor Sax: Owen Gwinn
Outstanding Trumpet: Javier Gonzalez

Cheer on the Roosevelt Jazz Band at Essentially Ellington!

The Roosevelt Jazz Band is in New York City this week, at the House of Swing.  The festival will be online and you can cheer on Roosevelt Jazz from home!

 

Want to watch the livestream?

If you are interested in watching, the performances are live streamed. Here are the details:

  • Roosevelt Jazz plays Saturday, around 10:45am EST (7:45am PST)
  • Sat Finals/Award Show 7:30pm EST, 4:30pm PST

Share this link with family and friends and cheer the kids on virtually at https://2022.jazz.org/essentially-ellington?fbclid=IwAR34orXAyr14gDXXloyudqnq-aAguFwEPYHe-kbgduxR0kGKF3oHt-cld4Q

EE FULL SCHEDULE:

  • Fri Competition Part I (8 bands) begins today at 2pm EST (11am PST)
  • Sat Competition Part II (4 bands including Roosevelt) begins at 10am EST (7am PST)
  • Sat Competition Part III (3 bands) begins at 1pm EST (10am PST)
  • Sat Finals/Award Show 7:30pm EST, 4:30pm PST*

http://jazz.org/ee

 

Want to see photos?

Check out our Facebook page::

https://www.facebook.com/rhsjazzseattle

Rehearsal at the New School, Wednesday.

International Jazz Day Jam Session!

April 30th is International Jazz Day, and as promised all bands are invited to attend a jam session to celebrate!

Details: 5 to 7 PM at the Maple Leaf Music Space: 1060 NE 100th St. with host Ev Stern, local bassist and educator.

Please don’t just say ‘So What?’ but instead bring yourself and instrument at 5 PM or whenever you can make it. Come for the music, stay for Ev’s corny jokes and tips on ensemble playing and improvisation. Parents welcome.

Please RSVP at the link sent via the RJB Boosters.