Essentially Ellington Festival - Concert


Feb. 18, 2023, 7pm to 9:30pm

Campus Location

Essentially Ellington


Jazz Outreach Initiative and UNLV School of Music, Division of Jazz & Commercial Music present the 4th Annual Las Vegas Regional Essentially Ellington Regional High School Jazz Band Festival! Licensed by Jazz at Lincoln Center, this is the largest and most prestigious of the nearly dozen regionals.

The final concert will feature the Essentially Ellington Sextet—world renowned jazz artists Jeff Hamilton (drums), Rodney Whitaker (bass), Dave Loeb (piano), Camille Thurman-Green (saxophone), Curt Miller (trombone), and Kenny Rampton (trumpet). The award-winning UNLV Jazz Ensemble 1 will also perform under the direction of Dave Loeb and Nathan Tanouye, including featured select student soloists from some of the 17 participating high school big bands from across the southwest.

Your ticket to the Saturday concert may also be used to watch the high school bands as they compete in the Essentially Ellington festival on Friday, February 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, February 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



All students may receive one free ticket with valid identification.

Admission Information

Order Your Tickets
  • At the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office - Conveniently located on the north-east end of campus attached to the south face of the parking garage; view maps and directions for more information
  • Over the Phone - Call (702) 895-ARTS (2787)
  • Buy Online

​Please note: Additional service and facilities fees may apply to purchases.

Event Parking

UNLV Performing Arts Center patrons are welcome to park in the Cottage Grove Parking Garage. Parking is free after 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday, after 1 p.m. Friday, and all weekend. Visit UNLV Parking and Transportation Services for more information.

Contact Information

Performing Arts Center Box Office