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 2019-2020 repertoire is listed below. Please login to access this year’s sheet music

A Tone Parallel to Harlem (The Harlem Suite)
Composed by Duke Ellington

Caravan
Composed by Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills

Cottontail
Composed by Duke Ellington

Harlem Airshaft
Composed by Duke Ellington

I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
Composed by Duke Ellington

Isfahan
Composed by Billy Strayhorn

Kinda Dukish/Rockin’ In Rhythm
Kinda Dukish Composed by Duke Ellington;
Rockin’ in Rhythm Composed by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Harry Carney