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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The Essentially Ellington 2022-2023 repertoire is listed below. Materials will be available soon!

Chloe (Song of the Swamp) Composed by Gus Kahn and Neil Morét, Arranged by Billy Strayhorn

Fancy Dan Composed by Duke Ellington

Just Scratchin’ the Surface Composed by Duke Ellington

Portrait of Sidney Bechet Composed by Duke Ellington

Blues a La Machito Composed by A.K. Salim

Congo Mulence Composed by A.K. Salim

Kenya Composed by Mario Bauzá and René Hernández

Oyeme Composed by A.K. Salim