Program Details

Ensemble Description
The Girls Ellington Project Ensemble, Seattle's only all-city, all-girls jazz band,  will submit a recording to the Essentially Ellington Competition with the goal of being a finalist and participating in the festival in New York City in May. They will submit a recording to the festival in early 2017 and continue to rehearse and perform in Seattle venues through the spring. This ensembles is open to advanced female (and female-identified) high school players.

If you are interested in joining this ensemble, please email Kelly Barr Clingan to get more information!

Music Director
Kelly Barr Clingan, Seattle JazzED Education Director

Rehearsal Schedule and Location
All rehearsals at Seattle JazzED, 3201 E Republican St.
Mondays, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Nov, 21, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23
Thursdays, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15, Jan 5, Jan 12

Click here to see all the rehearsals in the master program calendar.


Recording Schedule and Location
Holy Names Academy
Thursday, Jan 19, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Tuesday, Jan 24, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Wednesday, Jan 25, 3:00PM-5:00PM

Young women, grades 9 through 12, who play traditional jazz ensemble instruments are invited to register and audition. If you play in a high school ensemble that will also be applying to the Essentially Ellington Festival, special permission from your school band director is required to participate. Priority will be given to your high school band ensemble should both ensembles be invited as finalists.


Financial Aid
Cost should never be a barrier to participation. If you will need a scholarship to participate fill out the online financial aid application.