Essentially Ellington

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

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

Registration and renewal for the 2014-15 Essentially Ellington season is now open! In celebration of our 20th anniversary, this year’s repertoire features seven new transcriptions of the music of Duke Ellington. Program repertoire is as follows:

Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies (from New Orleans Suite)
Composed and arranged by Duke Ellington

Composed and arranged by Duke Ellington

Chelsea Bridge
Composed and arranged by Billy Strayhorn

Cotton Club Stomp
Composed by Duke Ellington/Johnny Hodges/Harry Carney
Arranged by Duke Ellington

Memphis Blues
Composed by W.C. Handy
Arranged by Duke Ellington

The Tattooed Bride
Composed and arranged by Duke Ellington

Total Jazz (from Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald)
Composed and arranged by Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn