New World’s jazz band hits all the right notes (via Miami Herald)

Earlier this year, the high school jazz band at Miami’s New World School of the Arts recorded a performance of three musical arrangements by jazz legend Duke Ellington. 

They submitted their routine to Jazz at Lincoln Center, hoping to be selected to perform at the 2016 Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival in New York, one of the most prestigious high school jazz events in the country. Jazz giants Wynton Marsalis, Chris Crenshaw and others serve as judges.

The New World band not only was picked to perform — out of 112 bands nationwide — but it came in first place, something it had not done since 2005.

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