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.

Dues, Payment Options, and Assistance

Please use this link: https://bit.ly/RJBDues2021-2022 to complete the Membership Dues Commitment form. Payment options include mailing a check or paying online using PayPal, debit card, or credit card. It is the stated intent of the Roosevelt Jazz Boosters that every musician will have the opportunity to fully participate in all activities, regardless of financial need. As such, instructions for requests for financial assistance are also included in the form. For questions, please contact Tina Zamora at treasurer@rooseveltjazz.org.

We’re kicking off the new school year!

Welcome back to the Roosevelt Jazz community! We’ve had our first Roosevelt Jazz Boosters meeting Sept. 7, a festive welcome picnic Sept. 8, and most importantly our jazz students are back in rehearsal. We have 74 students in four ensembles this year including three big bands as well as vocal jazz. If you are a parent or guardian of a Roosevelt Jazz student, you should have received your welcome packet by email; there are 2 required forms to return to secretary@rooseveltjazz.org [website link to Welcome Packet]. Fill out the volunteer survey and consider how you can support our students: we are especially seeking a chair-elect and fundraising chair for our board. Dues commitment forms along with scholarship information will be coming next. And if you’re a jazz fan, check out the opportunity to hire a Roosevelt Jazz combo to play at your next event! (Go to “Support the Program” above, and click on Hire the Band.) We’re so glad to see our directors and students back making music together.

In the Shed.

As of March 12th, Seattle Public Schools are closed. Our annual Gala and Hot Java Cool Jazz have been canceled. Watch our Facebook and Website for updated information and stay safe and healthy out there. We look forward to playing for you soon.

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!