Grey Matters: Jazz Benefit Concert
Grey Matters: Jazz Benefit Concert is a chance to give back to the National Brain Tumor Society. EHS Band Director - Megan Vinther's father, Doug Huston, passed away recently after a 12-year battle with a brain tumor. Doug always was an encourager of Megan in her musical pursuits, and this is an opportunity to honor his life and celebrate all those who share a love for music.
On May 10th, you'll experience performances by Alderwood Middle School (first place at the Viking Jazz Festival), Lake Stevens High School (winners Newport Jazz Festival), Everett High School (Gold Award at Auburn Riverside Jazz Festival), Edmonds Community College Jazz and Salsa Band (fresh off a performance tour of Cuba), and Jazz Conspiracy.
Everett High School will be joined by guest artist Alan Hood. Mr. Hood toured the world with the Phil Collins Big Band appearing at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals and New York City's prestigious Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He is among featured soloists on the band's live compact disc recording A Hot Night in Paris, on the Atlantic jazz label and appears on well over thirty other jazz, commercial and classical recordings. Appearing with the orchestras of Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, Harry James and performing on stage with Ray Charles, Doc Severinsen, Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, Arturo Sandoval, the Richie Cole Alto Madness Orchestra, the Summit Brass, Jon Faddis, Conte Candoli, Clark Terry, Curtis Fuller and Wynton Marsalis, to name just a few, has rewarded Alan with an array of irreplaceable memories and a well spring of professional experience.