What do Duke Ellington, Teddy Roosevelt, and Tchaikovsky all have in common? The Jazz Nutcracker at Roosevelt High! In Northeast Seattle, combining the classic Nutcracker music with the acclaimed jazz band of Roosevelt High School is destined to be more enjoyable than combining cream, eggs, and spirits into eggnog for the holidays.
So grab your tickets today for the JAZZ NUTCRACKER AT ROOSEVELT HIGH.
As described on their website, “Swing into the holiday season with Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s festive Jazz Nutcracker, a fanciful take on the Tchaikovsky suite. The award-winning Roosevelt Jazz Band is fortunate to have the rights to perform this arrangement. Join us for a Seattle tradition. Check out this video for a preview of what you will enjoy at the show.”
- WHAT: Nutcracker Jazz performances
- WHEN: Sat, Dec 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun, Dec 3 at 2:00 p.m.
- WHERE: Roosevelt High at 1410 NE 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98115
- PARKING? Yes.
- COST? Yes, to buy tickets CLICK HERE.
- KID-FRIENDLY EVENT? Yes!
If you miss the live performance, you can download past concerts or buy music CDs, by CLICKING HERE. You’ll be the hippest, micro-local Christmas afficionado by playing the Rough Riders playing Duke Ellington at your holiday party.
It’s been 3 years since we originally featured the Jazz Nutcracker here in “4 to Explore”: https://alexpedersen.org/jazz-nutcracker-at-roosevelt/ So if you have not enjoyed it in a while, it’s time to go back to high school to enjoy it again. The band members are different, but the music is the same high quality.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Learn more about the Roosevelt neighborhood, named after former President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. Check out the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association (RNA) and read their publication “The Roosie.” Roosevelt hosts an annual “Bull Moose” Festival, which is traditionally held every summer.
The Roosevelt neighborhood is going through a lot of changes with the light rail station scheduled to open in 2021 (the big red crane has been a recent fixture). One of our first Stores to Adore already closed Peaks Frozen Custard and many other may be pushed out by demolitions and rising rents on cherished neighborhood businesses such as Teddy’s Tavern. We at 4toExplore.org have featured a few more including Rain City Burgers, Bengal Tiger, and India Bistro.