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Hall High School Jazz Ensembles: Pops 'n Jazz 1993, '95, '97

Read "Pops 'n Jazz 1993, '95, '97" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Hall High School Jazz Ensemble, which hails from West Hartford, Connecticut, didn’t win this year’s Essentially Ellington high–school Jazz band competition at Carnegie Hall — but director Haig Shahverdian’s wunderkinds placed second behind New York City’s LaGuardia High among 168 entrants (20 finalists were invited to New York), which certainly speaks well for the program ...