Juilliard Jazz presents “The Ever Modern Ellington: 1920-1970”

September 2, 2016

JulliardJazzJuilliard Jazz presents “The Ever Modern Ellington: 1920-1970” on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 7:30pm in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Guest conductor Vince Giordano and conductor and Juilliard Jazz faculty member Andy Farber lead the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra in early and late works of Duke Ellington.

The program will be selected from these Ellington compositions: Soda Fountain Rag, Choo-Choo (Gotta Hurry Home), The Mooche, Black and Tan Fantasy, Old Man Blues, Mood Indigo, Birmingham Breakdown, Tourist Point of View, Later, Lightning Bugs and Frogs, Bonga, Paris Stairs, Hero to Zero, Ad Lib on Nippon, Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Liberian Suite (Dance #5), The Clothed Woman, Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies, Apes and Peacocks, Agra, and Chinoiserie.

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra members are: Zoe Obadia, Immanuel Wilkins, Dean Tsur,Christopher Bittner, and Julian Lee (saxophones); Noah Halpern, Anthony Hervey, JQWhitcomb, and David Adewumi (trumpets); Samuel Chess, Jeffery Miller, and Kalia Vandever (trombones); Gabriel Schnider (guitar); Micah Thomas (piano); Martin Jaffe (bass); and Charles Goold (drums). The resident conductor is James Burton III.

Tickets for Juilliard Jazz Orchestra concerts are $30 and will be available beginning August 24 at events.juilliard.edu. Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard students may purchase tickets for $15.

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