Essentially Ellington http://www.kplu.org en Three Local Schools, Including First-Timer, Named Finalists In Essentially Ellington http://www.kplu.org/post/three-local-schools-including-first-timer-named-finalists-essentially-ellington <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three western Washington high schools are among the 15 finalists in the annual Essentially Ellington competition and festival in New York.</span></p><p>Garfield High School, Roosevelt High School and first-timer Mount Si High School will compete against <a href="http://jalc.org/press/jazz-at-lincoln-center-announces-15-finalists-for-the-2014-essentially-ellington-high-school-jazz-band-competition-festival/" target="_blank">other finalists</a> from around the country at the Lincoln Center in May.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:36:01 +0000 Paula Wissel 13805 at http://www.kplu.org Three Local Schools, Including First-Timer, Named Finalists In Essentially Ellington Roosevelt High jazz band places 3rd at Essentially Ellington festival http://www.kplu.org/post/roosevelt-high-jazz-band-places-3rd-essentially-ellington-festival <p>Seattle's own Roosevelt High School's jazz band took third place at the prestigious Essentially Ellington festival in New York this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tucson Jazz Institute placed first, and </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Jazz House Kids of Montclair,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;New Jersey came in second.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 02:55:36 +0000 Martha Kang 8748 at http://www.kplu.org Roosevelt High jazz band places 3rd at Essentially Ellington festival Three area high school jazz bands competing in prestigious festival http://www.kplu.org/post/three-area-high-school-jazz-bands-competing-prestigious-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three area high schools jazz bands are in New York this weekend to compete in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the </span>18<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Essentially Ellington Festival,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the most prestigious high school jazz band competition in the country.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Edmonds-Woodway High School, as well as bands from Seattle's Garfield and Roosevelt high schools are among the 15 national finalists from across the U.S. and Canada.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 11 May 2013 00:17:27 +0000 Martha Kang & Kirsten Kendrick 8743 at http://www.kplu.org Three area high school jazz bands competing in prestigious festival 3 local high school jazz bands to compete in elite NYC competition http://www.kplu.org/post/3-local-high-school-jazz-bands-compete-elite-nyc-competition <p>Three Seattle-area high school jazz bands have been selected from nearly 100 schools across the country to compete in this year’s prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition in New York City.</p><p>Jazz bands from Garfield and Roosevelt in Seattle as well as Edmonds-Woodway were the only three high schools selected from a region that includes 11 states and several Canadian provinces. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick 7838 at http://www.kplu.org 3 local high school jazz bands to compete in elite NYC competition Playing at Lincoln Center: Ballard High, 2 other Seattle area schools http://www.kplu.org/post/playing-lincoln-center-ballard-high-2-other-seattle-area-schools <p>The most prestigious high school jazz band competition begins today in New York City.&nbsp; And among the 15 finalists are three local competitors: Roosevelt, Mountlake Terrace and newcomer Ballard High School.</p><p>&quot;I think we surprised a lot of people,&quot; says Ballard&#39;s jazz band director Michael James, about being a finalist in the Essentially Ellington jazz band competition. &quot;But I knew if we were able to get into this festival it would put us on people&#39;s radar and say, &#39;Hey, what&#39;s going on at Ballard?&#39;&quot;</p><p> Fri, 04 May 2012 12:05:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 4932 at http://www.kplu.org Playing at Lincoln Center: Ballard High, 2 other Seattle area schools 3 Washington schools among finalists for Essentially Ellington Competition http://www.kplu.org/post/3-washington-schools-among-finalists-essentially-ellington-competition <p>Jazz at Lincoln Center announced this morning the 15 finalist bands and one winning community band for its prestigious 17th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition &amp; Festival. Among the finalists were three bands from Washington State.</p><p><strong><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2012/02/22/three-washington-schools-among-finalists-for-essentially-ellington-competition/">Read more on Groove Notes</a>.</strong></p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 22:24:58 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 4224 at http://www.kplu.org 3 Washington schools among finalists for Essentially Ellington Competition Roosevelt, Mountlake Terrace make top 3 at Essentially Ellington http://www.kplu.org/post/roosevelt-mountlake-terrace-make-top-3-essentially-ellington <p>Two Western Washington high school bands finished in the top three at the &quot;Jazz at Lincoln Center&rsquo;s 16th Annual <a href="http://jalc.org/jazzED/ee/welcome09.html">Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition &amp; Festival</a> Saturday.</p><p>KING 5 TV <a href="http://www.king5.com/news/education/Two-Seattle-area-HS-bands-in-Essentially-Ellington-jazz-finals-121789369.html">reports Seattle&#39;s Roosevelt High School took second place</a> and Mountlake Terrace High School took third. Sun, 15 May 2011 12:30:50 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1602 at http://www.kplu.org Roosevelt, Mountlake Terrace make top 3 at Essentially Ellington 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