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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...

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...

Jazz 1 performs at Hot Java Cool Jazz, among other schools

Jazz 1 performs at Hot Java Cool Jazz, among other schools

By Annika Prom, Hawkeye Staff
April 11, 2016
Filed under A&E

Whether it’s an early Sunday morning or a Friday night out, freshly brewed coffee always complements refreshing band music. The best time for a treat like this proved to be a Friday night. MTHS’s Jazz 1, along with four other public high schools, helped host the 21st annual Hot Java Cool Jazz ev...

The many sided man

By AsiaLee Donnelly, Hawkeye staff
June 12, 2015
Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Senior Features

“So, what don’t you do?” is probably the question that comes to mind when you talk to a guy like Collin Rhodes. A man of many talents, Rhodes has explored a broad array of activities. He has been a member of the tennis team, an Advanced Placement (AP) and STEM student, a devout member in his church a...

Grammy award winning bari saxophonist performs with MTHS jazz ensembles

Grammy award winning bari saxophonist performs with MTHS jazz ensembles

By Hannah Schuster, Hawkeye staff
June 4, 2015
Filed under A&E

Six time Grammy award winning bari saxophonist, Gary Smulyan, joined Jazz bands 1 and 2 for a special performance on Thursday, May 21. Jazz 2 started off the night alone playing “Groove Merchant” and “I got Rhythm,” then teamed up with Smulyan on their third song, “The Bari Thought of You.” “I...

Hot Java Cool Jazz performance earns standing ovation

Hot Java Cool Jazz performance earns standing ovation

By Hannah Schuster, Hawkeye staff
March 24, 2015
Filed under A&E, Featured Stories

Hot Java Cool Jazz sold out the Paramount Theatre last Friday, with more than 3,000 people in attendance. This marked the 20th annual celebration of the event and featured performances by MTHS Jazz 1, Edmonds Woodway High School, Mount Si High School, Garfield High School and Roosevelt High School. Given...

Jazz 1 competes in Newport Jazz Festival, wins Sweepstakes

Jazz 1 competes in Newport Jazz Festival, wins Sweepstakes

By Hannah Schuster, Hawkeye staff
March 18, 2015
Filed under A&E, Featured Stories

MTHS Jazz 1 competed in the Newport Jazz Festival last Saturday at Newport High School, winning in the 4A division. The band also received the Sweepstakes Award, which is given to the most outstanding band in the festival. The award takes into account technical factors, such as notes and rhythms,...

Band plays sendoff to Disneyland, tribute to Jackson

Band plays sendoff to Disneyland, tribute to Jackson

By Nick Fiorillo
April 1, 2014
Filed under A&E, Featured Stories

It was no ordinary concert. That's for sure. It has been an exciting, intense and saddening couple of weeks for the bands at MTHS. Jazz 1 members were excited from their third place finish at Swing Central jazz festival in Savannah, Ga. Other band members were excited for their upcoming trip to Disneyland....

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