Roosevelt High School jazz band http://kplu.org en Roosevelt High Senior Selected to Play in Grammy Band http://kplu.org/post/roosevelt-high-senior-selected-play-grammy-band <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roosevelt High School senior John </span>Otten<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> discovered the trumpet as a fourth grader.</span></p><p>"I thought, 'It’s only three valves. It wouldn’t be that hard. I bet I could do it,”’ he said.</p><p>Turned out, it was&nbsp;hard; he couldn’t even get a sound out that first month.</p><p>Fast forward eight years, and Otten is headed to the Grammys as the only student from the Pacific Northwest selected for the Grammy Band Jazz Session program.</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 11498 at http://kplu.org Roosevelt High Senior Selected to Play in Grammy Band Three area high school jazz bands competing in prestigious festival http://kplu.org/post/three-area-high-school-jazz-bands-competing-prestigious-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three area high schools jazz bands are in New York this weekend to compete in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the </span>18<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Essentially Ellington Festival,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the most prestigious high school jazz band competition in the country.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Edmonds-Woodway High School, as well as bands from Seattle's Garfield and Roosevelt high schools are among the 15 national finalists from across the U.S. and Canada.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 11 May 2013 00:17:27 +0000 Martha Kang & Kirsten Kendrick 8743 at http://kplu.org Three area high school jazz bands competing in prestigious festival 3 local high school jazz bands to compete in elite NYC competition http://kplu.org/post/3-local-high-school-jazz-bands-compete-elite-nyc-competition <p>Three Seattle-area high school jazz bands have been selected from nearly 100 schools across the country to compete in this year’s prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition in New York City.</p><p>Jazz bands from Garfield and Roosevelt in Seattle as well as Edmonds-Woodway were the only three high schools selected from a region that includes 11 states and several Canadian provinces. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick 7838 at http://kplu.org 3 local high school jazz bands to compete in elite NYC competition