Roosevelt Jazz has once again been selected as one of 15 national finalists to compete in Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington competition and festival, May 8-10 2014 in New York. Congratulations to our hardworking students and director!
In addition to the band’s overall third place finish, Roosevelt Jazz sections and individuals were given honors for:
Outstanding Saxophone Section
Outstanding Trombone Section
Outstanding Trumpet Section
Outstanding Piano Soloist: Daniel Arthur
Outstanding Drum Soloist: Luke Woodle
Outstanding Alto Saxophone Soloist: Anna Dolde
Outstanding Trumpet Soloist: John Otten, Noah Halpern, and Jeffrey Gustaveson
Full festival results available here.
Log in to LiveStream at 7:30 NYC time, 4:30 Seattle, for some amazing performances and to find out which band takes top honors!
For the first time, the entire weekend of EE events, including the final concert featuring the three top-placing bands and the JLCO, will be webcast live on jalc.org/live. Roosevelt performs Sunday May 12 1:-2:30PM EDT (that’s 10AM Seattle time – all times below are New York) .
The festival will be more media-accessible than ever:
~Facebook at facebook.com/EssentiallyEllington
Students, viewers, and participators can share their thoughts and photos with us by using the hashtag #EE2013.
Part I: Saturday 2:30pm – 6:30pm
1. Beloit Memorial High School, Beloit, WI
2. American Music Program, Portland, OR
3. Sun Prairie High School, Sun Prairie, WI
4. Garfield High School, Seattle, WA
5. Jazz House Kids, Montclair, NJ
6. New World Center for the Arts, Miami, FL
7. Edmonds-Woodway High School, Edmonds, WA
Part II: Sunday 10:00am – 12:00pm
8. Badger High School, ake Geneva,
9. Dillard Center for the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL
10. Lexington High School, Lexington, MA
11. Community Arts Program, Coral Gables, FL
Part III: Sunday 1:00pm – 2:30pm
12. Foxboro High School, Foxboro, MA
13. Rio Americano High School, Sacramento, CA
14. Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA
15. Tucson Jazz Institute, Tucson, AZ
Final Concert & Awards Ceremony Sunday 7:30pm – 10:30??
Congratulations to JB1 and director Scott Brown! See the complete list of finalists at the Essentially Ellington website.