The Philharmonic Association is proud to announce that once again, the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble and the Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the Regional Essentially Ellington Festival.

The purpose of this festival is to give high school jazz bands of all levels the experience of performing the music of the great composer Duke Ellington and other notable big band composers. The festival is an educational experience and all participating jazz bands will receive feedback from distinguished jazz professionals. This year, adjudicators include Bryan Carter, James Burton III, and Dan Davis. The festival took place on February 16th in Chapel Hill. TYJE was selected as best community band and best band over all. Congratulations!