DSA Essentially Ellington Celebration

DSA Essentially Ellington Celebration

Mon, May 1, 2017

7:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

DSA Essentially Ellington Celebration
DSA Essentially Ellington Celebration
Denver School of the Arts proudly announces the selection of the Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra as a finalist band that will compete in the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival – one of the most innovative and prestigious jazz education events in the world – at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, on May 11 – 13, 2017. The Denver School of the Arts Jazz Workshop Orchestra will compete with 14 other bands selected from all over the country through a rigorous audition process. The finalist bands were selected by their expertise in performing jazz charts by Ellington and other great jazz composers.

On May 11, the finalist bands will arrive in New York City to spend three days immersed in workshops, jam sessions, rehearsals and performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center. On May 13, the Competition & Festival will conclude with a concert and awards ceremony featuring the three top-placing bands and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Festival events, including the final concert featuring the three top-placing bands and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, will be webcast live on jazz.org/live.

The performance at Dazzle will help the band raise money to compete in New York at the Essentially Ellington Festival which is headed by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Big Band. It also celebrates a high school jazz band that has done in one year what no other high school jazz band has done and that is: 1. Performing at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic (an honor only bestowed on 3 high school jazz bands annually) 2. Selected as a finalist in this year's Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival (one of only 15 nationally) and finally 3. Selected as THE Best High School Big Band by this year's DownBeat Student Musician Awards (June Issue 2017).
Venue Information:
Dazzle Jazz
930 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO, 80203
http://dazzlejazz.com/