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Weekend preview: Dillard jazz, Seinfeld and Christina Aguilera

Weekend preview: Dillard jazz, Seinfeld and Christina Aguilera

With an exacting leader who manages each year to develop and inspire a new crop of exciting players to compete for a national championship, the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble is the Alabama Crimson Tide of high school jazz bands (with all due respect to Saban haters everywhere).

Again in May, charismatic band director Christopher Dorsey led the Fort Lauderdale-based DCA jazz band to a win in the prestigious Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival in New York.

This was the eighth time the band made the finals in nine years, and the third time it has been named best high-school jazz band in the land. Dillard is one of only four schools...

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