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Jazz 1 hits two-year streak for Essentially Ellington festival

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Jazz

Band director Darin Faul received a phone call during the passing period before the second period Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) class on Tuesday, Feb. 13. When he saw the caller ID said New York, he “played it cool on the phone.” “I had to get them [Jazz 1] all in one place and I said, ‘We’re in,...

Brass musicians to represent MTHS in statewide concerts

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Band, Jazz, Lifestyle

Musicians in the Edmonds School District (ESD) beat the odds by being selected out of 1,000 others. But they collectively accomplished one other feat—the ESD surpassed the average number of All-State musicians per district over tenfold. Four MTHS band students joined the 2018 Washington Music Educators...

Nutcracker Concert contrasts classic, modern holiday music

Nutcracker Concert contrasts classic, modern holiday music

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

December 16, 2017


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

Chamber Winds juxtaposed Tchaikovsky’s romantic take of “The Nutcracker” with Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) playing Duke Ellington’s modern jazz reinvention of the ballet’s soundtrack on Thursday, Dec. 14. While band director Darin Faul said he had no plans to hold the biennial Nutcracker c...

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 A&E, 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 fifth birth...

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 ...

Sit in with Jazz 1 at Essentially Ellington – a 360° experience

Sit in with Jazz 1 at Essentially Ellington – a 360° experience

By Praditha Halstad, Reporter/Videographer

May 23, 2017


Filed under A&E, Ellington, Featured Stories

Thanks to some nifty coordination between the Hawkeye and the trombone section of Jazz 1, now  you, too, can sit in with the band as they perform at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Look around. Check out the other sections. Take direction...

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...

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