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Tucson Jazz Institute big band wins Ellington high school competition for 2nd straight year

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Tucson Jazz Institute's Ellington Big Band has won Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition for the second straight year.

At a concert Saturday night at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, JALC artistic director Wynton Marsalis presented the first-place trophy and a $5,000 award to Doug Tidaback, director of the Tucson Jazz Institute.

Jazz House Kids, a band founded by a non-profit jazz education organization in Montclair, New Jersey, repeated last year's second-place finish. Third place went to the Dillard Center for the Arts of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, while Seattle's Garfield High School received honourable mention.

The three-day competition featured 15 finalist bands — chosen from among 94 entries — performing compositions by big band leaders Duke Ellington and Gerald Wilson.

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