from The Seattle Times:

Jazz bands from Garfield and Roosevelt high schools in Seattle and Edmonds-Woodway High School will represent the Northwest at the 15th annual Essentially Ellington competition and festival in New York City, May 8-10.

Fifteen bands are chosen from around the country every year to compete in the prestigious event. This year’s contest is shaping up as a rematch between Garfield and Roosevelt; both Seattle schools have logged 10 past trips to Essentially Ellington, and three wins apiece.

But don’t count out Edmonds-Woodway, returning to the field this year for the third time after competing in 2003 and 2007.

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