The Roosevelt Jazz Band is one of five jazz ensembles at Seattle’s Roosevelt High School. Lead by Director Scott Brown, the band performs throughout the Pacific Northwest, competing in jazz festivals and raising funds for the school’s jazz program at many events, including the annual Starbucks-sponsored “Hot Java Cool Jazz” concert featuring the area’s top high school jazz bands. The band has been fortunate to have been selected as an Essentially Ellington Competition finalist in 18 of the past 20 years, earning a spot to compete with the best high school jazz bands in the nation at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Many Roosevelt graduates continue playing jazz after they graduate, attending music conservatories and pursuing careers in music and music education.
Roosevelt High School is a comprehensive, four-year, public school of over 1,900 students in Seattle, Washington. Under the leadership of principal Kristina Rodgers, a Roosevelt graduate herself, the school recently received a “gold” rating from U.S. News & World Report and is nationally renowned for its music and drama programs.
Steeped in the swing traditions of the Basie and Ellington bands, with an ever-expanding repertoire of modern big band literature and an emphasis on developing outstanding soloists, The Roosevelt Jazz Band thrills audiences wherever they perform!
In the Katherine L White Hall, Vashon Center for the Arts. Saturday, January 12 | 7:30pm. Advance Tickets: $5 Student, $16 Member, $18 Senior, $20 General
All Tickets at the Door: $24