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 three songs, as well as getting the chance to talk about what jazz means to them.
In 2015 the ongoing KPLU School Of Jazz program expanded its opportunities for high school jazz bands by beginning to feature them in our series of live Studio Sessions from our Seattle studios. The first group is this sextet from the Mercer Island High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. David Bentley.
Note: Each month, KPLU invites a teen guest DJ to play his or her favorite pieces on the air. The program is part of KPLU's School of Jazz.
Interlake High School's Carlos Eiene is KPLU's guest DJ for the month of January. Carlos' hour will air from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 8. To get to know him better, we asked 16-year-old Carlos to answer a few questions about jazz:
We wrapped up KPLU's School of Jazz week with a special treat for our audience: a live in-studio performance from the Bellevue High School Jazz Combo, accompanied by trombonist David Marriott and led by director Edd George.