The Hawkeye

Jazz celebrates holidays, previews things to come

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 three-day retreat. Jazz 1 has begun recording for Hot Java, Cool Jazz, and they’re getting ready for a t...

Favorites return and freshmen debut at Jazz Collective concert

Freshmen Seth Meyers, Sage Jennings and Jane Bradley watch as Matt Williams takes a piano solo during “Cousin Mary”.

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff

September 9, 2019

On the evening of August 29, students from the MTHS Jazz program came together for an intimate, hidden gem of a concert. The standard format, in which performers are segregated into their classes -- Jazz 1, 2 and 3-- was cast aside in favor of The Jazz Collective. Made up of a series of combos, it ...

Terrace jazz stuns at the Oregon Jazz Festival

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff

February 12, 2019

Many Mountlake Terrace jazz students were not in a good mood on Saturday, Jan. 26. The day prior, they had to get up early and leave the school at 7:30 a.m. to take a seven and a half hour trip to the University of Oregon in Eugene. They stopped for lunch in Vancouver, and were  pretty sure that jun...

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...

Renowned trumpeter collaborates in concert with jazz bands

Renowned trumpeter collaborates in concert with jazz bands

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2017

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 ...

Grammy award winning bari saxophonist performs with MTHS jazz ensembles

Professional bari saxophone player Gary Smulyan performs alongside MTHS Jazz 1.

By Hannah Schuster, Hawkeye staff

June 4, 2015

Six time Grammy award winning bari saxophonist, Gary Smulyan, joined Jazz bands 1 and 2 for a special performance on Thursday, May 21. Jazz 2 started off the night alone playing “Groove Merchant” and “I got Rhythm,” then teamed up with Smulyan on their third song, “The Bari Thought of You.” “I...

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