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THE FIRST ANNUAL TEXAS ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND FESTIVAL

On March 30th, Jazz Houston, in partnership with Jazz At Lincoln Center and Texas Southern University, will present the first annual Texas Essentially Ellington Regional High School Jazz Band Festival. Jazz Bands from across the state of Texas are invited to participate in a full day of performances, masterclasses, swing, and fellowship! Our Judges for the festival are Vincent Gardner, Artistic and Education Director of Jazz Houston, Todd Stoll, Vice President of Education for Jazz At Lincoln Center, and Brian Perez, Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at Texas Southern University. Each participating band receives a masterclass from one of the judges, and director receives written and recorded comments of their group’s performance.

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