Jazz Band Performs on Famed Seattle Stage

Students in the Upper School Jazz Band experienced the thrill of a performing on a professional stage at Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club, in Belltown, on June 5. The students opened a marvelous night of music for Seattle-area based jazz musician Tim Kennedy.

"It is really valuable as a young musician to know you are on the same stage that so many professional jazz musicians have stood on," says Mosey B. '19, who plays drums. "Experiencing that and having the professional sound and space makes for a great memory."

The 14-piece ensemble played a wide range of classic jazz hits, including "Straight, No Chaser" by Thelonious Monk, "Time Will Tell" by Art Blakey, "Strasbourg St. Denis" by Roy Hargrove, "Boplicity" by Miles Davis and Gil Evans, and "Li'l Darlin'" by Neal Hefti.

The annual performance at Tula's is an integral part of the jazz band experience at Northwest, which is open to 9-12th graders.