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School Of Jazz: Mt. Si High School Jazz Combo With Dan Marcus

Recently KPLU presented yet another excellent Puget Sound area high-school jazz band in a live studio session.  This time around it was the Mt. Si High School Jazz Combo from the Snoqualmie Valley School District.  

The band arrived with their director Matthew Wenman and their mentor, Dan Marcus (trombone).  The band had recently been selected to participate in the 2015 Essentially Ellington Competition in New York City so in addition to the band’s excellent musical performances in our studio, the students also talked about the upcoming Big Apple gig, as well as sharing their thoughts about jazz in general.

The Mt. Si High School Jazz Combo includes:

  • Michelle John - trumpet
  • Leslie Kolke - trumpet
  • Jered Byford – trombone
  • Hayden Kajercline – sax
  • Nick Mardon – guitar
  • Jonathan Henricksen – bass
  • Will Crandell – drums

Song List:

  1. "Green Chimneys"
  2. "One By One"
  3. "EJ's Blues"

You can also find our Studio Sessions available as a video podcast in iTunes.

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