As part of the KPLU School Of Jazz project, we present regional high school jazz bands in our Studio Sessions. The bands, under the direction of their faculty band-director perform 3 songs, as well as getting the chance to talk about what jazz means to them.
The second group to participate in this project comes from the Edmonds-Woodway school, under the direction of Jake Bergevin, with special guest pianist, Randy Halberstadt. Halberstadt, a seasoned professional musician, tells host Kevin Kniestedt that playing with these talented young players is an honor. Later the band members talk about which pop music artists should try to make a jazz album.
Edmonds Woodway High School Jazz Combo:
- Joel Steinke – alto and tenor sax
- Quinn Walker – trumpet
- Mason Fagan – guitar
- Kylee Stone-Clifford – piano
- Benson Pennington – bass
- Hugh Kline – drums
You can find all of our School of Jazz performances as well as our Student DJs at schoolofjazz.org
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