The Roosevelt Jazz Band was named as one of the finalists in the prestigious Essentially Ellington Festival, held May 7-8 in New York. This will be the 16th time in 17 years that Roosevelt has received this honor.
Two other schools from our region, Mount Si and Garfield will also be competing this year (the same lineup as last year).
Essentially Ellington is presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center, the jazz nonprofit headed by Wynton Marsalis.
Check out the Seattle Times coverage of the news!