From Paul de Barros’ column in The Seattle Times:

“Since I was 9, I’ve been planning my schedule,” said saxophonist Ben Roseth, as he headed into his last final exam at the New England Conservatory earlier this week. “As of Monday, I will have no plans.”

That’s a new state of flux — and relief — for Roseth, who has been artfully juggling homework with Hebrew school, music lessons, practice and performance since his days at Seattle’s Graham Hill Elementary School. He first attracted citywide attention with his jaw-dropping musicianship in the Washington Middle School jazz band.

Roseth is back in town next week, performing with musical mate Tatum Greenblatt (trumpet) in the Here and Now Quintet. The band plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Triple Door in Seattle ($15; 206-838-4333 or The other players are Sean Hutchinson (drums/percussion), David Dawda (bass) and Drew Pierson (piano). Roseth and Greenblatt also perform with the Jay Thomas Sextet at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at Tula’s ($15; 206-443-4221).

Also, make sure and read our preview of Ben’s show at the Triple Door with the Here and Now Quintet. Click here to read more.

Triple Door, Tula's