Hannah Marks Selected for Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony

passionforjazzHannah Marks, who will be a senior at Roosevelt High School, was selected for the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony in Lake Tahoe, CA. The jazz seminar is on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe, CA in early August.

The Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony is a one-week, intensive educational program in jazz performance for a very limited number of exceptionally talented students. They come from throughout the United States and beyond to study with Brubeck Institute faculty, guest artists and master teachers, in combo rehearsals, master classes and private instruction, classes in jazz theory and advanced jazz improvisation, and seminars on the music of Dave Brubeck and other topics. Students have extensive opportunities to visit with the artists and clinicians, participate in numerous jam sessions, and perform in concert.

Hannah was one of only four bass players accepted into the program. Applicants were from the United States, Australia, and the UK.

According to Roosevelt orchestra director Jennifer Luft, what makes her selection to the prestigious camp all the more impressive is that, until recently, she was a cello player. Hannah has played upright bass for just one year and studies with Steve Charlson and Dave Altemeier.

“She is one amazing young woman,” notes Luft.

Hannah was a member of the All-State Orchestra on cello last year and on bass this year.

In addition to being a member of the Roosevelt Orchestra, she can be seen around town playing with TRHS Alum Max Wellman as well as her own trio, MBR.

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