from The Seattle Times:

The Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho, where jazz masters mentor and adjudicate student jazz musicians, concluded Saturday. Many Seattle-area instrumentalists were honored Saturday by invitations to the Young Artists Concert. They included the South Whidbey High School band and Combo, division A, directed by Chris Harshaman, from Langley; the Eckstein Middle School Ensemble, Middle School division, directed by Moc Escobedo; and the Garfield High School Ensemble II, division AAAA, directed by Clarence Acox. Honorable mention went to the Eckstein Middle School Combo II, Middle School division, directed by Moc Escobedo.

Musicians honored by an invitation to play in the intimate setting of “Hamp’s Club” included Mike Laven, drums, and Eric Dubbury, trumpet, Edmonds-Woodway High School, directed by Jake Bergevin; Luke Woodle, drums, Eckstein Middle School, directed by Moc Escobedo; Gus Comstock, drums, Ian Frost, soprano saxophone, Adam Stansell, saxophone, Emmitt Akeley, guitar, Ian Zapolsky, piano, Willem de Koch, trombone, Garfield High School, directed by Clarence Acox; Elliott Clement, piano, Hamilton International Middle School, directed by Dan Rowe; Xavier DelCastillo, tenor saxophone, Matt Nuntz, bass, Lucas Winter, guitar, and Adrian Noteboom, tenor saxophone, Roosevelt High School, directed by Scott Brown.

Northwest University, in Kirkland, was honored by the festival with the gift of a drum set.

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