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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

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, Randy Brecker, Bill Watrous, and Bobby Shew. Jazz Northwest plays a unique mixture of original compositions and distinctive arrangements of classic jazz standards.

The members of Jazz Northwest are David Turnbull, trumpet; Horace Alexander Young, saxophone; Greg Yasinitsky, saxophone; Gabe Condon, guitar; Jake Svendsen, keyboards; F. David Snider, bass; and David Jarvis, percussion. The group performs at WSU and regularly appears at festivals, conferences, and schools throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Jazz Northwest, left to right: David Jarvis, David Turnbull, Greg Yasinitsky,
Horace Alexander Young, Jake Svendsen, Gabe Condon and F. David Snider.


Watch video of Jazz Northwest performing Hangtown Fry by Greg Yasinitsky:

Watch video of Jazz Northwest performing Take the Next Train by Horace Alexander Young: