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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces winners of Essentially Ellington Competition 2017

    Posted on May 13th, 2017 in News | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the top three high school jazz bands in the nation that took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on Judging Panel as More Than 300 Students Compete in Essentially Ellington 2017

    Posted on May 8th, 2017 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will serve on a judging panel as more than 300 students from the top 15 high school jazz bands across the nation compete in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 22nd annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, the largest gathering of high school age jazz musicians in America. Competition events will take place beginning on Thursday, May 11th and will continue through Saturday, May 13th.   Keep reading »

  • High School Jazz Students, Wynton Marsalis, in United We Swing Parade

    Posted on May 2nd, 2017 in News

    On Friday, May 12th, more than 300 high school jazz musicians, band directors and parents will be joined by world-renowned musician and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, musicians and community members in United We Swing, a “Second Line” Parade from Columbus Circle Park to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, in celebration and support of arts programs and arts education nationwide.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 15 Finalists for the 2017 Essentially Ellington Competition

    Posted on February 15th, 2017 in Education, News | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands 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.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces Winners of The 21st Anniversary Essentially Ellington 2016

    Posted on May 8th, 2016 in News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the top high school jazz bands in the nation that took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 21st Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The first place winner is New World School of the Arts from Miami FL, second place winner is Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble from Raleigh, NC and third place winner is Tucson Jazz Ensemble from Tucson, AZ.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 15 Finalists for the 2016 Essentially Ellington Competition

    Posted on February 17th, 2016 in News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the 21st 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 5 – 7, 2016. The following finalists are among nearly 100 high school jazz bands across North America that entered the competition.   Keep reading »

  • Full video report: Essentially Ellington Competition 2015

    Posted on May 10th, 2015 in Video

    Duke Ellington’s music is at the very heart of America’s 20th-century musical heritage and the core of the rich canon of jazz music. Jazz at Lincoln Center, committed to instilling a broader understanding of this music, created the Essentially Ellington program (EE) during the 1995–96 school year to make Ellington’s music accessible to as many high school musicians as possible and to support the development of their schools’ music programs.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces WInners of The 20th Anniversary Essentially Ellington 2015

    Posted on May 9th, 2015 in News

    JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND COMPETITION & FESTIVAL WINNING BANDS First Place: American Music Program, Portland, OR Second Place: Tucson Jazz Institute, Tucson, AZ Third Place: Lexington High School, Lexington, MA Honorable Mention: Dillard Center for the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 15 Finalists for the 2015 Essentially Ellington Competition

    Posted on February 18th, 2015 in News | 3

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the 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 7 – 9, 2015. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this national competition that has been considered “the ‘Cadillac’ of student band competitions” (Seattle Times).   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces Winners of 19th Essentially Ellington Competition 2014

    Posted on May 11th, 2014 in News | 2

    New York, NY (May 10, 2014) Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the top high school jazz bands in the nation who took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 19th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (EE) at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. First Place: Tucson Jazz Institute, Tucson, AZ Second Place: Jazz House Kids, Montclair, NJ Third Place: Dillard Center for the Arts,  Fort Lauderdale, FL Honorable Mention: Garfield High School, Seattle, WA   Keep reading »