May 2015 | Band I performs at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Competition & Festival for the fourteenth time, and third consecutive year. Brass players were recognized with Outstanding Trumpet Section, Outstanding Trombone Section and Outstanding Brass Section awards. Individual recognition goes to Nikhil Wadhwa (Outstanding Soloist, Guitar); […]
May 2014 | In its thirteenth appearance at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Competition & Festival, Band I receives an honorable mention award and brings home Outstanding Trumpet Section, Outstanding Trombone Section, Outstanding Pep Section honors, plus soloist honors for Charlie Feig (Honorable Mention, Trumpet), Alice Mar-Abe […]
May 2013 | Garfield performs at the Essentially Ellington festival for the twelfth time and receives honors for Outstanding Rhythm Section, Outstanding Saxophone Section and Outstanding Trumpet Section. Jack Swiggett earns Outstanding Soloist, Piano and Isak Washburn-Gaines takes the Outstanding Doubler award (on tenor sax and clarinet). Ariel […]
May 2008 | Garfield wins second place overall. The brass and woodwinds receive Outstanding Sections awards. Carl Majeau receives the first Ella Fitzgerald Outstanding Soloist award ever given. Soloist awards are granted to Ben Hamaji on piano, Zubin Hensler […]
May 2004 | Garfield secures second consecutive Essentially Ellington competition.
Paul de Barros of the Seattle Times wrote: Hitting a solid groove that would have made Duke Ellington himself smile, the Garfield High School Jazz Band clinched its second consecutive triumph at the Essentially Ellington Competion and Festival last night