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Home of Inland Northwest's premier
contempoary jazz ensemble.



Groovin' at the KROC

On December 3rd Jazz Northwest entertained a packed house in the KROC Center, Coeur d'Alene with great Holiday Big Band jazz.

Jazz North West in Concert

Tom Kuntz - Bass

Andy Bennett - Time Machine

Jazz Northwest rhythm
Jazz North West- Bruce Hume Lead Alto Sax player Bruce Hume solos
Brass Section in the Pocket Jazz North West Brass Section
Jazz North West Jeff McLagan Jeff McLagan, Tenor Sax -plays solo while channeling Santa
Kelly Pipoly - Lead Tenor Sax - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Jazz North West - Kelly Pipoly

Who we are

Jazz Northwest has been together as a contemporary big band for over 10 years performing throughout Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.   The book of arrangements includes classic works from bands such as Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich.   The ensemble also plays the charts of exciting newer composers and arrangers:  Thad Jones, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Rob McConnell, Dave Eshelman, Gordon Goodwin, Gary Urwin, Don Chamber and Phil Aranda.

The members of Jazz Northwest come from a variety of backgrounds including: Education, Engineering, Sales, Technical Consultation,  and Business.  The glue that brings Jazz North West together is their love of Big Band Jazz.

A little history

Dave Mayfield, jazz radio personality at KEWU in Cheney WA, first conceived of the idea of forming a big band that specialized in performing contemporary big band jazz in 2003. He approached band leader David Cooper of Hayden, ID with the idea and soon a new jazz movement began. In the beginning the ensemble rehearsed in Twin Lakes Golf Club, but quickly the word about great jazz being played drew musicians from all around the area and Jazz Northwest found a new home in the music room of Post Falls High School. Every Tuesday evening at 7:00 great jazz can be heard at Post Falls High School.

Book Jazz Northwest

Quite simply, the members of Jazz Northwest want to share our music with you and we are dedicated to supporting our communities. We have performed at various public park concerts, fund raisers, the Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene, the Panida Theater in Sandpoint, church functions, restaurants, Pig Out in the Park in Spokane and the Valleyfest in Spokane Valley. If you are interested in booking Jazz Northwest for your event, please contact band leader David Cooper for more information at: 509 990-0100.

The Band
Jazz North West