Seattle Academy Jazz Ensemble Places Fourth at Reno Jazz Festival

Seattle Academy Jazz Ensemble Places Fourth at Reno Jazz Festival

The Seattle Academy Jazz Ensemble performed at the 56th Reno Jazz Festival on the University of Nevada, Reno campus and won fourth place in their division – a program first for Seattle Academy Bands. Individual outstanding soloists were awarded to Zach Cohen ’20, Axel Hejlsberg ’19, and Tito Rios Viche ’21.

Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, the Reno Jazz Festival has been hosting jazz superstars and the finest jazz students, educators and professional musicians in the nation since 1962.  With more than nine thousand students from ten states competing in three hundred choirs, bands, and combos from one hundred and seventy middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities, the competition is at a very high level.


Congratulations to all of the Jazz Ensemble musicians: Grant Arntz ’20, Zach Cohen ’20, PJ Colino ’20, Joe Cookson ’21, Axel Hejlsberg ’19, Ben Heymann ’20, Nick Heymann ’18, Anika Joshi ’21, Matthew Le Roy ’19, Adam Loeb ’19, Arjun Piplani ’20, Tito Rios Viche ’21, Frankie Tonina ’20, Allison Wicklund ’20, Clayton Wiley ’21, and Kit Zivin ’21.