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Since 2005, KNKX's School of Jazz has provided mentorship, learning and performance opportunities to Western Washington middle school, high school and college jazz students. A cornerstone of the station's signature community outreach program, it has directly impacted thousands of jazz students, band directors and professional musicians. School of Jazz is sponsored by BECU.

KNKX's best of 2018 student DJs

We had some wonderful guest student DJs from all over the region in 2018. For our first student DJ hour of 2019, which aired Jan. 3, Evening Jazz host Abe Beeson compiled 11 songs that appeared on student DJ playlists from last year.   


Alli Wicklund, Seattle Academy: "Where Are You" — Sonny Rollins (The Bridge)

Kyle Bainbridge, Edmonds-Woodway High School: "The Lady is a Tramp" — Gerry Mulligan/Bob Brookmeyer (Paris)

Ben McCall, Stadium High School: "Time Check" — Buddy Rich Big Band (The Roar of '74)

Conrad Medina, Auburn Mountainview High School: "Delta City Blues" — Michael Brecker (Two Blocks From the Edge)

Anna Aptacy, Bellevue High School: "Body and Soul" — Coleman Hawkins (Body and Soul)

Mauricio Hernandez, Edmonds Community College: "When I Fall in Love" — Blue Mitchell (Blue's Moods)

Joe Fotheringham, Ballard High School: "Deep River" — Dave Douglas (Brazen Heart)

Jahnvi Madan, Newport High School: "Gonzalo's Melody" — Ariel Pocock (Living in Twilight)

Andrew Vinther, Mountlake Terrace High School: "Cherokee" — Christian McBride (Out Here)

Daniela Rodriguez, Lynnwood High School: "Manteca" — Arturo Sandoval (Trumpet Evolution)

Ian McTamaney and Isaac Ford, Kelso High School: "Cave of Rebirth" — Tigran Hamasyan (An Ancient Observer)