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 2021-2022 repertoire is listed below. Log in to access this year’s resources!

Black Butterfly Composed by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, and Benito Caine Carruthers

Blue and Sentimental Composed by William “Count” Basie, Mark David, and Jerry Livingston

Blue Room Composed by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rogers

Good Morning Blues Composed by William “Count” Basie, Eddie Durham and James Andrew Rushing

Shout ‘Em Aunt Tillie Composed by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills

Smada Composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

Topsy Composed by Edgar William Battle and Eddie Durham

Trombonio-Bustoso-Issimo (aka Trombone Buster) Composed by William Alonzo “Cat” Anderson