The Girls Ellington Project is Seattle’s all-girls, all-city jazz band
Our commitment to women in jazz is stronger than ever
The Girls Ellington Project Ensemble submits an audition recording to the Essentially Ellington Festival with the goal of being a finalist and participating in the festival in New York City in May 2020.
2019 Festival News:
Girls Ellington Project press:
Kelly Clingan, Seattle JazzED Education Director
2019-2020 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 PM — Sept 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov 7, 14, 21 ; Dec 5, 12, 19; Jan 9, 16.
There will be four separate recording sessions in January. Be prepared for potential additional rehearsals, on an as-needed basis, to prepare for gigs after January.
Please mark your calendars! You will likely need to leave school early—Kelly can write you a note if needed. All studio sessions at Holy Names Academy, 728 21st Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 (map).
Wednesday October 30, 1:00-4:00 PM (for Swing Central)
Monday January 27, 3:30-5:30 PM (for Essentially Ellington)
Tuesday January 28, 3:30-5:30 PM (EE)
Wednesday January 29, 3:30-5:30 PM (EE)
PERFORMANCES - This list will be continuously update as new gigs are scheduled.
Sunday, May 17, 2020: JazzED Jamboree
Call & Performance Times: TBD
Ensemble rehearses at the MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E Republican St in the Madison Valley neighborhood, unless otherwise noted. Click here for a map.
This ensemble is open to female (and female-identified) high school jazz instrumentalists in grades 9 through 12. Placement is by audition.
*If you play in a high school ensemble that will also be applying to the Essentially Ellington Festival, priority will be given to your high school band ensemble should both ensembles be invited as finalists.
SLIDING SCALE TUITION
We are committed to this program being financially accessible for ALL families. You select the tuition amount that works for you. Your tuition payment helps cover the cost of renting class space and paying our educators a fair wage, as well as classroom supplies, sheet music, etc.
$650, do not enter any code
$525, enter code FIVETWENTYFIVE
$350, enter code THREEFIFTY
$175, enter code ONESEVENTYFIVE
Full tuition waiver, enter code WAIVER
You will have the option of entering a sliding scale tuition code on the registration check-out page. Be sure to select the payment plan option if you want to break your payments up. Please note you will also have the option of paying your chosen amount in full if you prefer
If you'd like to pay a different sliding scale amount than the options here, fill out our easy online form, and we'll send you a custom tuition code.
Have questions about how this works? Contact us and we'll get right back to you!
You can also read our cancellation policy (recommended).
Registration is open to students who have been cleared by director Kelly Clingan for participation. If you would like to join this ensemble for the 2019-2020 school year, please email Kelly at email@example.com to inquire!
Want to learn more about our committment to women in jazz? Check out our ‘sister’ site https://www.jazzgirlusa.org/