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Tamir Hendelman Trio share outcome of MTHS jazz collaboration

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 Hendelmen's albums

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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 Tamir Hendelman, bassist Alex Frank and drummer Dean Koba performed with them the following night. Prio...

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

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

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 the Arts (Fla.), Tucson Jazz Institute (Ariz.) and Denver School of Arts (Colo.). All five judges ...

Jazz 1 performs at Essentially Ellington

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

By Praditha Halstad, 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 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, Photo Co-Editor

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 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

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

By Harper Thomas, Photo Co-Editor

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 lands in New York for Essentially Ellington

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.

By Harper Thomas, Photo Co-Editor

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 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington (EE) Competition & Festival competition at Lincoln Center in Ne...

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

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

By Harper Thomas, Photo Co-Editor

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 funding. Despite the cold temperatures of the January morning, a buzz of energy and determina...

Terrace hosts trombonist Jiggs Whigham for jazz performance

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

By Harper Thomas, Photo Co-Editor

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 of energy, both jazz bands fed off of the presence of Whigham, an eager audience and the growing ant...

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

Sophomore Kieran Faris soloing at the Jazz Symposium.

By Harper Thomas, Photo Co-Editor

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 classrooms were converted into Master Classes for students playing specific instruments, the band...

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