On Wednesday’s NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown sits down with jazz great Wynton Marsalis. The musician, educator and author was leading the 16th annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival in New York.
Part-competition, part-celebration, part-workshop, 110 high school bands from around the country entered this year’s competition, submitting recorded performances for the judges. Just 15 were chosen.
Tune in Wednesday to watch. Meantime, you can watch this extended interview with Marsalis: