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Renowned trumpeter collaborates in concert with jazz bands

Renowned trumpeter collaborates in concert with jazz bands

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle

Professional trumpet player Terell Stafford led a clinic with the three jazz bands, later joining them for a concert on Monday. Stafford is currently the Program Director of Jazz Studies at the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. Jazz Ensemble 2 (Jazz 2) started off the ...

Outstanding soloist awards revealed at 22nd annual Essentially Ellington final concert

Outstanding soloist awards revealed at 22nd annual Essentially Ellington final concert

By Praditha Halstad and Harper Thomas
May 13, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Feature, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

The 22nd annual Essentially Ellington festival comes to a close, with MTHS finishing strong and proud. The top three placing bands were announced at 4 p.m. EST. These include Dillard Center for the Arts (Fla.), Tucson Jazz Institute (Ariz.) and Denver School of Arts (Colo.). All five judges ...

Jazz 1 performs at Essentially Ellington

Jazz 1 performs at Essentially Ellington

By Praditha Halstad, Hawkeye staff
May 13, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle

Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) continued their journey in New York with their performance on the third and final day of the 22nd annual Essentially Ellington competition. They filled Rose Hall with music in Jazz at Lincoln Center (JLC) around 11:15 (EST) this morning. In this section of the competition...

Jazz fills Columbus Circle on day two of Essentially Ellington

Jazz fills Columbus Circle on day two of Essentially Ellington

By Harper Thomas, Reporter/Photographer
May 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

Columbus Circle just outside of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JLC) on the southwest corner of Central Park was filled with Essentially Ellington participants today at 10 a.m.  The parade, though effective in creating a festive atmosphere for the festival, caused a few scheduling issues for the Terrace ...

Gallery: Jazz 1’s First Day at Essentially Ellington

Gallery: Jazz 1’s First Day at Essentially Ellington

By Harper Thomas, Reporter/Photographer
May 11, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

  Visit KNKX 88.5 FM for broadcast stories on the festival and more. Watch as Jazz 1 is welcomed by the Essentially Ellington staff… ...

Jazz 1 lands in New York for Essentially Ellington

Jazz 1 lands in New York for Essentially Ellington

By Harper Thomas, Reporter/Photographer
May 11, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Featured Stories, Jazz, Music, News

Countless after-school rehearsals, long hours of practice, memorization, solo changes and over 7 months of class collaboration have led Jazz 1 to their performance at Essentially Ellington in New York. The 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington (EE) Competition & Festival competition at Lincoln Center in Ne...

Inslee visits MTHS STEM, jazz, journalism

Inslee visits MTHS STEM, jazz, journalism

By Samantha Svikel, Hawkeye Staff
May 1, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Stories, Jazz, News, School News, STEM

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee visited MTHS Friday, at about 1:45 p.m. He first arrived in the STEM hallway as seniors Elizabeth Jurgensen and Natu Abraham were his tour guides during the visit. His first presentation introduced the STEM program and the pathways that are included. Engine...

Jazz hosts swing dance, sendoff for Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

All jazz ensembles hosted a New York-themed swing dance on Saturday, April 29th as a fundraiser to help send off Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) to the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE) on May 10th. The HUB was adorned with lights and tables with well-known street names fr...

Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

Each of the 15 high school finalists entered in the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE) worked alongside and learned from a professional jazz musician from New York, flying to Washington on behalf of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO). Former LCJO member Tod...

Jazz combo performs at national journalism convention

By Vivian Nowka-Keane, Online Manager
April 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Jazz, Lifestyle, Multimedia

MTHS jazz performers came together at the Washington State Convention Center to perform three songs before the spring Journalism Education Association (JEA) National Convention Keynote Ceremony, Thursday April 6. MTHS’ Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) was selected as finalists to participate in the 22...

Essentially Ellington

Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Band, Ellington, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

Five long years attending daily sectionals at 6 a.m. and working with professional musicians, helped set the foundation for pushing Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) to continuously improve their music and teamwork. Their hard work came to fruition as Jazz 1 advanced as one of 15 finalists to Essentially El...

Jazz 1 opens 22nd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz, unveils student-composed song

Jazz 1 opens 22nd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz, unveils student-composed song

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Music, recent

The MTHS Jazz Ensemble 1, or more commonly known as Jazz 1, performed for a full house at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle for the 22nd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz (HJCJ) concert. The event, hosted by Starbucks and Kennelly Keys, took place on Friday, March 17 as local high school jazz bands entertained a crowd of just u...

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