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West End Ensemble
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We are a group of musicians from Garfield High School with years of experience playing in the Seattle area for a variety of events in different settings.

The members of the trio are Fedor Paretsky, Liya LaPierre, Leo Shannon, and Blake Tiemann.

Fedor Paretsky is a junior at Garfield High School. His musical education started at the early age of 7 when he started playing the piano. At the age of 10, he started playing alto sax and quickly progressed through the levels of bands at Washington Middle School and Garfield High School. He has been playing private gigs for 3 years and has been the lead alto in Garfield 's top jazz band for the last year. He has also participated in the JazzEd program, Jazz Night School All-Star Band, and several other small combos.

Liya LaPierre is a junior at Garfield High School. After playing piano for five years and violin for two, Liya has now been playing bass for six years. She was part of Washington Middle School's Jazz Program, Orchestra, and Fiddle Group. Now she is playing for Garfield High School's Jazz Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Vocal Jazz. Outside of school, she also participates in Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Seattle JazzEd All-Star Program, and jazz combos.

Leo Shannon has grown up playing traditional Irish and Old Time fiddle music, but was inspired by Garfield High School's fantastic jazz program to start studying jazz when he entered high school. In addition to the Garfield band, Leo currently plays in a fiddle-driven indie folk trio called the Onlies (who will be releasing their second album in April), and has shared the stage with people like Darol Anger, Rushad Eggleston,and John Herrmann.

Blake Tiemann has been playing drums since 3rd grade, working his way through school ensembles until reaching the prestigious Garfield High school Jazz Ensemble I in 2014. He has with hundreds of hours of experience playing in low volume settings across the seattle area, from the top of the columbia tower, to the basement of a local community center.