A Slice of Jazz

Description: A Slice of Jazz is a 16-voice select mixed choir of students in grades 10-12 and performs at school and community events throughout the school year. Auditions for A Slice of Jazz are held in the spring.

A Slice of Jazz recently had the opportunity to work with legendary jazz pianist and arranger Phil Mattson in November.  Phil’s jazz choir arrangements are widely known in the vocal jazz community, largely due to the success of his Grammy nominated vocal jazz ensemble, The P. M. Singers.  Phil has also arranged for top professional vocal groups such as The Manhattan Transfer, The Real Group, Chanticleer, The Four Freshmen and the Dale Warland Singers.  It was an honor to have Phil at Washington, where his insights and encouragement are treasured by the students and teachers.  Thank you to pianist, teacher, arranger and friend Phil Mattson for sharing his time and talents at Washington HS.  Phil is a jazz treasure right here in the Midwest.  Check out A Slice of Jazz's media page for photos!