Jazz in Seattle http://www.kplu.org en Essentially Ellington again features Seattle-area school jazz bands in New York City http://www.kplu.org/post/essentially-ellington-again-brings-best-seattle-area-school-jazz-bands-new-york-city <p>It&#39;s another banner year for Seattle-area high school jazz bands.&nbsp;</p><p>Ensembles from Roosevelt and Mountlake Terrace High Schools are once again at Lincoln center in New York, NY - competing in what many critics regard as <a href="http://www.jalc.org/jazzed/ee/welcome09.html">the nation&#39;s top bout for young jazz artists</a>, the Essentially Ellington competition.</p><p>The Seattle Times is <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/flatpages/entertainment/ellington2011.html">covering the event</a> and has this note in today&#39;s print copy of the&nbsp; paper:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;On Friday, the competition runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with Roosevelt appearing last. There are two segments on Saturday, 7 to 8:30 a.m., with Mountlake Terrace playing last, and 10 a.m. to noon. The three top bands will be announced on the <a href="http://www.jalc.org/jazzed/ee/webcast.html">live stream</a> at 1 p. m. (All times PST.)&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 13 May 2011 16:15:37 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1596 at http://www.kplu.org Essentially Ellington again features Seattle-area school jazz bands in New York City April is Jazz Appreciation Month http://www.kplu.org/post/april-jazz-appreciation-month <p>April 2011 is the 10th anniversary of <a href="http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=66&amp;Itemid=36">Jazz Appreciation Month</a> (JAM), presented by the Smithsonian Institution&#39;s National Museum of American History. &nbsp;</p><p>The annual celebration pays tribute to jazz both as an historic and living art form, and encourages educators, jazz societies, musicians and the general public throughout the country to take part.</p><p> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 21:02:52 +0000 Robin Lloyd 1103 at http://www.kplu.org April is Jazz Appreciation Month