Live Webcast Announced for Essentially Ellington 2012

Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the competition at the 17th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival will be video streamed live online. The free webcast from the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall on May 5th and 6th will feature performances by the fifteen competing high school jazz band finalists, as well as the announcement of the top placing bands. The video will also be available online for one week following the Competition & Festival.

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All start times are EST. The webcast schedule is as follows:

Saturday May 5th
2:30-6:30 PM Competition Part I: 7 High School Bands Compete at Frederick P. Rose Hall

  • Esperanza High School (Anaheim, CA) 3:00-3:20 pm
  • Medfield High School (Medfield, MA) 3:20-3:40 pm
  • Roosevelt High School (Seattle, WA) 3:40-4:00 pm
  • Beloit Memorial High School (Beloit, WI) 4:40-5:00 pm
  • Champaign Central High School (Champaign, IL) 5:00-5:20 pm
  • Dillard Center for the Arts (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 5:20-5:40 pm
  • Lakota East High School (Liberty Township, OH) 5:40-6:00 pm

Sunday, May 6th
10:00-11:30 AM Competition Part II: 4 High School Bands Compete at Frederick P. Rose Hall

  • Newark Academy (Livingston, NJ) 10:10-10:30 am
  • Rio Americano High School (Sacramento, CA) 10:30-10:50 am
  • Badger High School (Lake Geneva, WI) 10:50-11:10 am
  • New World School of the Arts (Miami, FL) 11:10-11:30 am

1:00-2:30 PM Competition Part III: 4 High School Bands Compete at Frederick P. Rose Hall

  • Mountlake Terrace High School (Mountlake Terrace, WA) 1:10-1:30 pm
  • Ballard High School (Seattle, WA) 1:30-1:50 pm
  • Eau Claire North High School (Eau Claire, WI) 1:50-2:10 pm
  • DeKalb High School (DeKalb, IL) 2:10-2:30 pm

4:00 PM 3 Top-Placing Bands Announced at Frederick P. Rose Hall

Founding leadership support for Essentially Ellington is provided by The Jack and Susan Rudin Educational and Scholarship Fund. Major support is provided by The Con Edison Community Partnership Fund, The Irene Diamond Fund, Gail and Alfred Engelberg, The Ella Fitzgerald Foundation, The Dexter Gordon Foundation in honor of Samuel Browne, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, The Heckscher Foundation for Children, The Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation, Nathan P. Jacobs Foundation, The Mericos Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Surdna Foundation, and the United States Department of Education.

Eva Dilmanian for Jazz at Lincoln Center
646.675.8550, [email protected]

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