E-W musicians garner individual recognition at Essentially Ellington

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 15th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition Monday night announced the following individual award winners from Edmonds-Woodway High School:

Honorable Mention Trumpet:
Dillon Allrud-Faltisco

Outstanding Piano:
Preston Sahabu, Edmonds-Woodway High School

Honorable Mention Bass:
Alex Dyring, Edmonds-Woodway High School

Outstanding Drums:
Miles Laven, Edmonds-Woodway High School

In addition, Jazz at Lincoln Center recognized E-W’s Jack Chelgren as the second-place winner of the ninth Essentially Ellington Writing Contest. The contest invited students from all participating high schools to submit an essay or short story based on themes relating to this year’s EE repertoire. Jazz at Lincoln Center received over 60 submissions from which Robert G. O’Meally, Ph.D., Founding Director of the Center for Jazz Studies and Zora Neale Hurston Professor for English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, chose the winners.

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