While Darren was home in Miami for Thanksgiving, he was fortunate to visit with the band at Dillard Center for the Arts, last year’s winners of the Essentially Ellington competition. Here is a link to a video of their performance last year.
The students performed the Essentially Ellington music for Darren, talked about participating in the program and practicing with the Tutti Player, and also filled out some surveys.
We’ve gotta say how much we appreciate the thoughtfulness of the students participating in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington program. It’s been an honor meeting with these musicians. And man can they play.