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The Tamir Hendelman Trio takes on the Terrace stage after an hour of playing with Jazz 1 and Jazz 2. The trio played a variety of songs picked from Hendelmens albums Destinations and Playground.

Tamir Hendelman Trio share outcome of MTHS jazz collaboration

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor October 9, 2017

The jazz program kicked off their first jazz night of the school year featuring the Tamir Hendelman Trio, a well-known jazz rhythm section. After working with the band on Monday, Sept. 25, pianist...

At the end of the final ceremony, Jazz 1 poses together for a group shot outside of the auditorium.

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

By Praditha Halstad and Harper Thomas May 13, 2017

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...

Previous MTHS mentor Justin DiCiocco watches MTHS from the back of the theater as they play Stay On It

Jazz 1 performs at Essentially Ellington

By Praditha Halstad, Hawkeye staff May 13, 2017

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 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

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...

Senior Dylon Rajah listens to the trombone solo intently. Rajah delivered an impressive improvised solo himself to the audience on his tenor saxaphone.

Gallery: Jazz 1’s First Day at Essentially Ellington

By Harper Thomas, Reporter/Photographer May 11, 2017

  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 stands on the red steps of Time Square at midnight during their first night in New York. After a long day of travel, the walk and entrance into the lit up square proved to be a refreshing and exciting experience, especially to those visiting New York for the first time.

Jazz 1 lands in New York for Essentially Ellington

By Harper Thomas, Reporter/Photographer May 11, 2017

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...

Parents, teachers and students in red crowd the entrances to the legislative building.

Students, teachers and parents flood the capitol steps for education funding

By Harper Thomas, Hawkeye staff January 19, 2017

“Students first! Sufficient funds! Students first! Sufficient funds!” Upwards of 6,500 students, teachers and parents from around Washington flooded the steps of Olympia on Jan. 16 for education...

Jiggs Whigham performs a combo with seniors Finn OHea, Andrew Sumabat, Dylon Rajah, juniors Gian Neri and Sophie Parsons and freshman Kieran Faris.

Terrace hosts trombonist Jiggs Whigham for jazz performance

By Harper Thomas, Hawkeye Staff November 17, 2016

On Thursday, November 10, the Mountlake Terrace Jazz bands hosted jazz musician Jiggs Whigham who traveled from Germany to play in one of the best jazz concerts held in this school’s theater. Full...

Sophomore Kieran Faris soloing at the Jazz Symposium.

Local Washington jazz bands gather for the 26th annual Jazz Symposium

By Harper Thomas, Hawkeye Staff November 2, 2016

On the morning of October 29, Terrace was already full and buzzing with countless jazz students from around the district, toting their instruments and music for the 26th annual Jazz Symposium. Several...

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