Essentially Ellington

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

News & Updates

Registration for Essentially Ellington is now open! Click here to register/renew your membership and see below for this year’s repertoire!

Bugle Call Rag Composed by Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers and Elmer Schoebel

Blues to Be There (from Newport Jazz Festival Suite) Composed by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

Solid Old Man Composed by Duke Ellington

Afro-Bossa (Bula) Composed by Duke Ellington

Whisper Not Composed by Benny Golson

Stablemates Composed by Benny Golson

Little Karin Composed by Benny Golson

Straw Boss Composed by Benny Golson