For a stunning fourth year in a row, the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE) has the distinction of being among the 15 jazz big bands selected nationally to attend the 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival taking place at the Jazz at Lincoln Center home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, on May 9 through 11, 2019. TYJE is among 112 high school jazz bands across North America that entered the competition by submitting recordings of three tunes performed from charts from Jazz at the Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington library. Further, the selection is limited to three bands from each of five regions to allow participation from across the USA.

Our young musicians need help funding the flight and hotel in New York City for this amazing educational opportunity. We want them to focus on getting ready to be among the top three bands, as they did in 2016. Tax deductible donations are processed by TYJE’s parent organization, Philharmonic Association (a 501-c-3 nonprofit). All donations from this fundraiser will go toward the TYJE trip. Thank you for your support!