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Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Essentially Ellington Competition Winners

Bands from Washington, Florida, and Massachusetts take top three spots

Roosevelt High School in Seattle took first place in the Essentially Ellington contest.
Roosevelt High School in Seattle took first place in the 2019 Essentially Ellington contest. (photo: Ayano HIsa/Jazz at Lincoln Center)

Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced the three top-placing high school jazz bands in the nation in the 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.

The first-place winner is Roosevelt High School from Seattle, Washington. The second-place winner is Dillard Center for the Arts from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and third-place winner is Foxboro High School from Foxboro, Massachusetts.   

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