|Event||Essentially Ellington 2019: Final Concert|
|Ensemble||JLCO with Wynton Marsalis|
|Date||Saturday, May 11th, 2019|
|Address||10 Columbus Circle|
|Location||New York, NY, United States|
Beginning on May 9, the 15 finalist high school jazz bands were immersed in three days of mentoring, jam sessions, and workshops. The competition culminated in tonight’s concert where each top-placing band performed with their choice Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member as a soloist. The concert also featured the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – whose members served as mentors for the finalist bands throughout the week – performing repertoire made famous by Duke Ellington.