Newark Academy jazz band named as one of the best in the nation

The band will have a chance to compete in the Essentially Ellington Competition this May.

Matt Trapani

Feb 16, 2024, 1:37 AM

Updated 59 days ago

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An Essex County high school jazz band has been recognized as one of the nation’s best.
Newark Academy’s jazz band is now one of 15 finalists for the Essentially Ellington Competition. It is the seventh time the band has been selected.
The band will perform in the competition at Lincoln Center in Manhattan this May.


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