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.

GiveBIG to Roosevelt Jazz

We are developing fine musicians and compassionate young adults who understand and respect the history of this great Black American Art Form. It is an honor to play this music, and it is thanks to people like you that we offer high-quality jazz education to all of our students. Playing live once a week has required a major pivot. We are renting space at Phinney’s Neighborhood Center and providing students with all the required PPE. It is a thrill to be together again. Please, GiveBIG to Roosevelt Jazz. Follow this link! https://www.givebigwa.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation_org&fwID=894

Raise your Paddle for Roosevelt Jazz!

Congratulations to Scott Brown and The Roosevelt Jazz Band. For the 20th year, they are headed to New York, New York to participate in the 25th Annual Essentially Ellington Competition and Festival. Before they’re off, Michael Van Bebber and Jazz Band 2 will compete in the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, California. With such success comes a need for fundraising. Please, get your tickets to our Gala on Saturday, March 21st and support the band at Hot Java Cool Jazz on the 27th as well. Thank you!

It’s time for the Gala and Hot Java Cool Jazz!

Our ensembles are preparing new music for spring events including our biggest fundraiser, the Gala. Information and Tickets to our March 21st Gala can be found here. Starbucks 25th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert takes place on Friday, March 27th at the Paramount Theatre. Ticketing information is here.

Congratulations to all our ensembles. Jean-Marie Kent and Vocal Jazz performed at the Bellevue College Vocal Jazz Festival where they received feedback from Kerry Marsh and enjoyed a master class and concert with Jeff Baker. Jazz Band IV was marvelous at the University of Washington Jazz Festival, where Jazz Band III, directed by Mark Taylor, took home an ‘Outstanding Ensemble Award.’ U.W. Chair and Professor of Jazz Studies, Cuong Vu, and Assistant Professor, Ted Poor, performed and talked to festival participants about improvisation. Michael Van Bebber and Jazz Band II took first place in their division at the 58th Annual Clark College Jazz Festival. They are honored to be invited to travel to Monterey this spring as finalists in the Next Generation Jazz Festival. Scott Brown and The Roosevelt Jazz Band and the Combo both won top prize at the Bellevue College Jazz Festival. A clinic with Chris Bruya of C.W.U. was enlightening, and the master class and concert with Ignacio Berroa were inspiring and heart-warming. Jazz Bands I and II had a special clinic with The Westerlies who are in town for Westerlies Fest 2020. These wonderful events could not happen without the unwavering support of Scott Brown, Jean-Marie Kent, Michael Van Bebber, Mark Taylor, and you! Thank you!