Essentially Ellington

High school ensembles: assemble.

The internationally acclaimed Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band program is coming to Central Florida—a partnership between Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, high school bands from all over the southern region will participate in our inaugural Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Regional Festival*. This noncompetitive event offers an amazing opportunity to perform Ellington’s music and receive professional, critical feedback from Jazz at Lincoln Center clinicians and other jazz professionals.

During the festival, bands will play at least one tune from the Essentially Ellington library before participating in a workshop and receiving awards and written adjudicator feedback. Clinics and a detailed schedule for the day will be provided by the end of January.

Registration is first come, first served—so band directors should register as soon as possible.


*Your school’s attendance is mandatory for the entire length of the festival.