Essentially Ellington

A free program for high school jazz bands, Essentially Ellington aims to elevate musicianship, broaden perspectives and inspire performance.

News & Updates

Welcome to the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Program (EE)!

Registration for the Essentially Ellington Program is now open! Members: Use the yellow navigation panel on the right to log in and gain access to this year’s materials.

Not yet a member? Do you have a high school or college jazz ensemble? Become a member through the blue participation button to the right. Registration is quick and all of our benefits, including new charts each year, is FREE!

Music featured in the 2015-16 season is as follows:

Blue Goose
Composed and arranged by Duke Ellington

Christopher Columbus
Composed by Andy Razaf/Chu Berry
Arranged by Horace Henderson

Down South Camp Meeting
Composed and arranged by Fletcher Henderson

Hotter Than ‘Ell
Composed by Fletcher Henderson
Arranged by Horace Henderson

Composed by David Raksin/Johnny Mercer
Arranged by Billy Strayhorn

Magnolias Dripping With Molasses
Composed and arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

St. Louis Blues
Composed by W.C. Handy
Arranged by Duke Ellington

Wrappin’ It Up
Composed and arranged by Fletcher Henderson

Also be sure to check out the red Resources tab to the right for original and JLCO audio files, as well as teaching guides for charts in the EE library.