On Nov. 4th, the Roosevelt Jazz Band and the Garfield Jazz Band faced off in front of a sold-out crowd in the Roosevelt High School theatre for rousing Battle of the Bands hosted by Earshot Jazz. For both bands it was their first concert of the school year, and everyone brought their A game. The stage was set for both bands together, separated by dueling grand pianos. Garfield wowed with tunes including My Buddy and Days of Wine & Roses, while Roosevelt impressed with tunes including Basically Blues and Stompy Jones. The highlights, though, were the tunes that featured both bands at their finest, including Cotton Tail and Watermelon Man. We are so grateful to Earshot Jazz for the opportunity to participate in this event, and to the Roosevelt Jazz Boosters and Garfield Jazz Boosters who helped make it happen. What an amazing way to kick off the year! Your next chance to catch Roosevelt Jazz is at Jazz Nutcracker Dec. 2nd and 3rd.