Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced the 15 finalist bands [including EWHS!] that will compete in the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival – one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world – at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, on May 11 – 13, 2017.
For more information including background, history, photos, and audio recordings of the Essentially Ellington 2017 repertoire, and more, visit: jazz.org/ee
Festival events, including the final concert featuring the three top-placing bands and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, will be webcast live on jazz.org.com/live. Program livestream starts Thursday, at 10:30 AM EST; Competition, Part I starts Friday, at 2:00 PM EST; EWHS performs Sat., May 13th at 1:00 PM EST.