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Tamir Hendelman Trio share outcome of MTHS jazz collaboration

Tamir Hendelman Trio share outcome of MTHS jazz collaboration

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

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...

Jazz 1 starts year with annual company picnic performance

Jazz 1 starts year with annual company picnic performance

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) put their new lineup to the test at a performance at the annual Harsin Wealth Management company picnic at Edmonds City Park on Saturday, Sept. 9. The band showcased an assortment of genres, such as ballads and standard style Latin swing. Simultaneously, a girl’s 5-year-old ...

Jazz, alumni band conclude school year at Jazz Alley

Jazz, alumni band conclude school year at Jazz Alley

By Praditha Halstad, Hawkeye staff

June 6, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

The MTHS Jazz Ensembles broke out their instruments one last time this school year at their end of the year concert, which took place at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Downtown Seattle on Wednesday, May 31. Before the show started, a Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) combo went up onstage and played two o...

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, 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, 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, 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...

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