School of Music

Jazz Studies

Jazz Northwest


Jazz Northwest is the resident WSU faculty jazz ensemble. Individually, Jazz Northwest members have worked with many of the leading figures in jazz including Lionel Hampton, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Clark Terry, Mal Waldron, Randy Brecker, Bill Watrous and Bobby Shew. Jazz Northwest plays a unique mixture of original compositions and distinctive arrangements of classic jazz standards.

The group performs at WSU and regularly appears at festivals, conferences and schools throughout the Pacific Northwest.

David Snider, bass, Jazz Northwest coordinator
Brad Ard, guitar
David Hagelganz, saxophone
David Jarvis, percussion
Dr. David Turnbull, trumpet
Brian Ward, piano
Dr. Greg Yasinitsky, saxophone

Jazz Northwest

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