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5th Annual Essentially Ellington Festival Final Concert

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5th Annual Essentially Ellington Festival Final Concert
5th Annual Essentially Ellington Festival Final Concert

Time & Location

Feb 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Las Vegas, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA

About the event

The final Saturday evening concert will feature the all-star Essentially Ellington Sextet with world renowned jazz artists and this year’s adjudicators and clinicians, Kenny Rampton (Trumpet), Victor Goines (Tenor Saxophone), Curt Miller (Trombone), Sherrie Maricle (Drums), John Belzaguy (Bass), and Helen Sung (Piano).  Following an awards presentation for outstanding student soloists and sections, the award-winning UNLV Jazz Ensemble 1 will perform under the direction of Dave Loeb and Nathan Tanouye, including featured select student soloists from some of the 20 participating high school big bands from across the western United States.

YOUR TICKET TO THE SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT MAY ALSO BE USED TO ACCESS THE TWO-DAY FESTIVAL ITSELF TO WATCH ALL OF THE AMAZING HIGH SCHOOL BIG BANDS AT ARTEMUS W. HAM CONCERT HALL BEGINNING FRIDAY FEB 16 FROM 8AM- 4:15PM AND SATURDAY FEB 17 FROM 8AM – 5:30PM WITH THE FINAL CONCERT AT 7PM-8:30. The full two-day performance schedule will be posted on the Jazz Outreach Initiative events website at www.jazzoutreachinitiative.org.

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