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 2021-2022 are David Turnbull, trumpet; Horace Alexander Young, saxophone; Greg Yasinitsky, saxophone; César Haas, guitar; Jake Svendsen, keyboards; Dave Bjur, bass; and Darryl Singleton, percussion. The group performs at WSU and regularly appears at festivals, conferences, and schools throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Jazz Northwest from left to right: César Haas, David Turnbull, Horace Alexander Young, Greg Yasinitsky, David Bjur, Jake Svendsen and Darryl Singleton
Watch video of Jazz Northwest performing Pinwheel by Jake Svendsen