As we welcomed Lynnwood’s Meadowdale High School Jazz Combo into the KPLU live performance studio, they looked like normal, hard-working music students. When they started to play, however, it was soon clear to us that we were hearing a band that was a cut above.
Along with their mentor, trumpeter Michael Van Bebber, the combo nailed each of the 3 songs they performed. If you have doubts about whether or not high school students can really play jazz, listen to this session. Your doubts will disappear. Out thanks to the band for such a fine performance and kudos to the band’s director, Jeff Horenstein.
You can find all of our School of Jazz performances as well as our Student DJs at schoolofjazz.org
- Road Song
- Things Don't Exist