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 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.
Jazz Northwest, 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 Hangtown Fry by Greg Yasinitsky:
Watch video of Jazz Northwest performing Take the Next Train by Horace Alexander Young: