The Times is reporting that Eckstein won two division places and four soloist awards at the Reno Jazz Festival yesterday.
Garfield's combo, won first place in the AAA division (probably some salve to the wound of not going to the Essentially Ellington contest in May in NYC).
Roosevelt's Jazz Band III won second place in the Apprentice II division.
From the story:
The legacy and influence of Seattle's nationally-renowned school jazz
band programs was manifest at the festival. Garfield high school alum
Tatum Greenblatt played trumpet in one of the festival's featured
professional ensembles, The Mingus Big Band. The middle school jazz band
competition winner, from Lindero Canyon, Calif., is directed by Matt
McKagan, brother of former Guns N'Roses bassist Duff McKagan, both
graduates of Roosevelt High School.
Congratulations to all these fine young musicians and the great teachers who guide them (and the parents who back them).