West Seattle schools: Sealth jazz success in New Orleans

Jazz musicians from Chief Sealth International High School are in the Birthplace of Jazz this weekend, on the road and on a roll, according to this update from their director Marcus Pimpleton:

Congratulations are in order for the students of the Chief Sealth International Jazz Ensemble I on their outstanding performance at the Worldstrides Heritage Jazz Festival in New Orleans, LA this afternoon. The jazz ensemble received a rating of gold and trumpet player Cameron Nakatani received a Maestro Award for outstanding solo from the three-judge panel that included professors from Arizona State University, Tulane, and Loyola. The students are on the second day of a five-day trip. Tomorrow will include a Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues, followed by a full day at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. On Monday, the students will receive a clinic from the jazz-studies professor at Loyola University before heading home Tuesday night.

5 Replies to "West Seattle schools: Sealth jazz success in New Orleans"

  • Marcus Pimpleton April 29, 2012 (6:08 am)

    Kids are having a blast. We have been trying to update the pictures nightly at http://www.DennySealthMusic.org. Time to get ready for this House of Blues Gospel Brunch. Thanks for the support.

  • Dmtippy April 29, 2012 (8:53 am)

    Congratulations Cameron. Way to go.

  • LivesInWS April 29, 2012 (11:02 am)


  • laura bermes April 29, 2012 (4:19 pm)

    FANTASTIC! Way to roll Sealth!

  • Karen April 30, 2012 (7:40 am)


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