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Girls Ellington Project Goes to Swing Central in Savannah!

  • 649 West Jones Street Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

We’re going national! Congrats to our girls for getting into Swing Central - a national blind audition selection process. Read the Crosscut article and the KUOW article.

To watch the LIVESTREAM of their performance in Savannah, tune in Friday, April 5 at 6:50am Pacific Time at this link:


Swing Central Jazz

Marcus Roberts, Director | April 3–5, 2019

Swing Central Jazz is a three-day workshop and competition with a collective approach to big band jazz instruction. Led by pianist/composer/educator Marcus Roberts, the clinician team includes a wide range of jazz educators such as Jason Marsalis, Jim Ketch (Associate Director), Brianna Thomas and Wycliffe Gordon.

Congratulations to our 2019 Finalists!

  • Agoura High School Jazz “A” (Agoura Hills, CA) – Bob Hackett, dir.

  • Albemarle High School Jazz Ensemble (Charlottesville, VA) – Greg Thomas, dir.

  • Byron Center High School Jazz Orchestra (Byron Center, MI) – Marc Townley, dir.

  • Calabasas Jazz “A” Band (Calabasas, CA) – Aaron Kohen, dir.

  • Enloe High School Jazz Ambassadors (Raleigh, NC) – Robert C. Hunter, dir.

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Big Band (New York, NY) – Matt Buttermann, dir.

  • Memphis Central High School Jazz Band (Memphis, TN) – Ollie Liddell, dir.

  • Plymouth Canton Educational Park John Coltrane Ensemble (Canton, MI) – Noah Bellamy, dir.

  • Rio Americano PM Jazz Ensemble (Sacramento, CA) – Maxwell Kiesner, dir.

  • Seattle JazzED Girls Ellington Project (Seattle, WA) – Kelly Clingan, dir.

  • Spruce Creek High School 12 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble (Port Orange, FL) – Robert Bosma, dir.

  • Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Ensemble (Tarpon Springs, FL) – Chris De León, dir.