"Popular music is lame," asserts a high school musician. "Jazz is not." For five years professional jazz musicians have worked with and mentored Seattle-area high school bands as part of KPLU's School of Jazz program. Here, a look at Origin Records recording artist Thomas Marriott as he coaches the Mercer Island High School Jazz Band. Their song: "Tones for Joan's Bones" by Chick Corea. Their goal: Recording a CD.

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