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The 2018 Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival
May 10, 2018 - May 12, 2018
The 2018 Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival will be held May 10-12 at Rose Hall. This annual High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world, featuring high school musicians from across North America.
This event is the culmination of the yearlong Essentially Ellington program, and each finalist band receives an in-school workshop led by a professional musician before coming to New York to put up their “Dukes” and perform before Wynton Marsalis and a panel of esteemed judges. The festival concludes with a concert and awards ceremony featuring the three top-placing bands and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
Date: May 10th-12th, 2018
More Information: https://academy.jazz.org/ee/participate/competition-festival/