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High School Bands Duke It Out in New York

On May 19, three high school jazz bands took top honors in the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Sixth Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Competition & Festival. The 315 All-Stars of Greater Syracuse, N.Y., Roosevelt High School Jazz Band of Seattle, Wash. and Lovett School Jazz Ensemble of Atlanta, Ga. placed first, second and third, respectively. A panel of judges comprised of jazz musicians Wynton Marsalis (pictured left), Monsignor John Sanders, Carmen Lundy, Charles McPherson and Lalo Schifrin chose the winners.

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