BHS Jazz Band wins Mount Hood Jazz Festival

BHS Performing Arts are at it again! Ballard High School Jazz Band 1 took out the competition at last weekend’s Mount Hood Jazz Festival. The event was held in Gresham, Oregon and has been a fixture of the North West jazz scene since 1982.

“The band had an exciting performance and won rave reviews from the adjudicators,” says BHS parent Joan Steelquist. As the band received their award, three outstanding soloists were also acknowledged for their performances:  Julian Amrine on Trumpet, Will Radford on Alto Sax and Luca Cartner on Drums.

Locals will have the chance to hear BHS Jazz Band 1 and 2 next Monday, May 13, at their first-ever performance at downtown jazz venue Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and the show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

Congratulations to Ballard’s amazing young musicians!

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