Essentially Ellington - Jazz at Lincoln Center

Street 33 W. 60th Street, 11th Floor
City New York
State NY
Postal 10023
Country United States
Web www.jalc.org/education
Category High School Jazz Program
Description The Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Program (EE) is a free program that aims to elevate musicianship, broaden perspectives and inspire performance. Each year, students across the globe are introduced to the music of such seminal big band composers as Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Mary Lou Williams and Count Basie. Students and bands at any level will experience the thrill of playing some of the most joyful American music ever written. Members receive a resource package with six new big band transcriptions, a reference CD/DVD, teaching resources, quarterly newsletters, and are eligible to participate in non-competitive regional festivals. All EE bands are also invited and encouraged to submit a recording for the annual Competition & Festival each May. Fifteen finalist bands and one winning community ensemble from across North America travel to New York City to spend three days immersed in workshops, jam sessions, open rehearsals and performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. The three top placing bands perform with Wynton Marsalis as a guest soloist. EE is open to high school bands.
Primary contact name Maegan McHugh
Primary contact title Assistant
Primary contact phone 212-258-9810
Primary contact fax 212-258-9900
Primary contact email ee@jalc.org
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