Essentially Ellington at JALC
200 top high school bands this year at 27th annual festival

Essentially Ellington at JALC200 top high school bands this year at 27th annual festival

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz At Lincoln Center welcome the country’s top high school jazz students at the 27th annual Essentially Ellington festival May 5-7

Every year, the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival kicks off with Jazz at Lincoln Center staff, volunteers, and musicians cheering on each of the 15 finalist bands as they make their way through the halls and into Rose Theater for the first time.

This event is part of a three-day festival that immerses students in workshops, jam sessions, rehearsals, and performances at the “House of Swing,” Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

2022 Participating Schools:
Beloit Memorial High School (Beloit, WI)
Bothell High School (Bothell, WA)
Byron Center High School (Byron Center, MI)
Foxboro High School (Foxboro, MA)
Jazz House Kids (Montclair, NJ)
Mount Si High School (Snoqualmie, WA)
New World School of the Arts (Miami, FL)
Newark Academy (Livingston, NJ)
Noblesville High School (Noblesville, IN)
Orange County School of the Arts (Santa Ana, CA)
Osceola County School for the Arts (Kissimmee, FL)
Plano West Senior High School (Plano, TX)
Rio Americano High School (Sacramento, CA)
Roosevelt High School (Seattle, WA)
Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (Raleigh, NC)