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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 performed with many of the leading figures in jazz including McCoy Tyner, Abdullah Ibrahim, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Randy Brecker, Lionel Hampton, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Clark Terry, 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 for 2020-2021 are David Turnbull, trumpet; Horace Alexander Young, saxophone; Greg Yasinitsky, saxophone; Gabe Condon, guitar; Jake Svendsen, keyboards; F. David Snider, bass; and Navin Chettri, percussion. The group performs at WSU and regularly appears at festivals, conferences, and schools throughout the Pacific Northwest. For Jazz Northwest’s personnel for 2021-2022, please check back on this page.

Jazz Northwest, 2020-2021, clockwise from top right: Jake Svendsen, Navin Chettri, David Turnbull, Horace Alexander Young,
Greg Yasinitsky, Gabe Condon, F. David Snider


Watch video of Jazz Northwest performing No Hoax by Greg Yasinitsky