Unformatted text preview: of the band, when they aren’t getting the melody right he stops everyone and makes a speech. Jamison’s band members all cheer in to get the band to focus and concentrate and with help from their saxophone and clarinet player Owen they get everyone on the team to go a step higher and come together to make wonderful jazz music. With the direction of Ace Martin these talent teenagers apply and make it to the Essentially Ellington competition. That’s when they get help from a jazz legend Ron Carter, Mr. Carter helps mold the band and give them some style. One of my favorite parts is when Mr. Carter says to the band you need to put some “Stanky Wanky” in your soul. As funny as it sound it helped them move with the music and have umph that they didn’t have so much of before. I recommend every one of you fortnightly readers to go and see this movie and enjoy it as much as I have whether or not u take something from it is up to you....
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- Spring '10
- Duke Ellington, Jamison, Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, Essentially Ellington, Essentially Ellington High school