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Jazz 1 finishes year with virtual Essentially Ellington

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff June 24, 2020

In mid-May, the posters for Essentially Ellington arrived from New York, all shipped to the home of sophomore Jazz 1 trumpeter Eli Faris. Throughout the day, band members or their parents arrived as Faris...

Jazz celebrates holidays, previews things to come

Terrace's celebrated jazz program performs classic holiday tunes and timeless jazz standards at Dec. 12 concert
By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff December 26, 2019

Winter is perhaps the busiest time of year for the Mountlake Terrace Jazz bands. They just finished a round of clinics with esteemed musician Justin DiCioccio less than a week after coming back from a...

Sophomore Andrew Vinther looks out over the vast audience for his second time performing in Hot Java, Cool Jazz.

Jazz 1 exhilarates crowd at Hot Java, Cool Jazz

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff April 11, 2019

The Paramount Theater has over 3,000 seats, and every March, Hot Java, Cool Jazz (HJCJ) fills all of them. Every year, elite jazz bands from five Washington high schools are invited to perform on behalf...

Jazz 1 earns standing ovation at Hot Java Cool Jazz

By Jackson Freund, Lifestyle Editor April 11, 2018

“It’s a night to celebrate our local high schools,” Erin Combs, Starbucks Community Partnerships Manager and announcer of the night, said. The MTHS Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) performed alongside...

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

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2016

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...

Jacob Krieger performing a solo in a song titled Joy composed by MTHS alumnus Bryce Call.

Hot Java Cool Jazz performance earns standing ovation

By Hannah Schuster, Hawkeye staff March 24, 2015

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...

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