In the Spirit of Swing. The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center
is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy.
We believe Jazz is a metaphor for Democracy. Because jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Because jazz is swinging, it dedicates
that freedom to finding and maintaining common ground with
others. Because jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism.
2011 Essentially Ellington Winners
- Dillard Center for the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL- First Place
- Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA - Second Place
- Mountlake Terrace High School, Mountlake Terrace, WA - Third Place
- New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL - Honorable Mention
- American Music Program Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra - Winning Community Ensemble
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