artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and director of the JLC Orchestra, talks about Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival.
He’s joined by Carlos Henriquez,
who performed in the competition as a student at LaGuardia High School and is now a member of the JLCO and mentor to the LaGuardia band, and Clarence Acox,
director of Seattle's Garfield High School Jazz Band, which won the competition last year and performs this year. The festival concludes Monday May 10, with an evening Concert and Awards Ceremony at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.