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Birdland to Kick Off Monthly Performance Series Honoring Duke Ellington

Live jazz and tap dancing will both be featured; the first installment is Aug. 4

Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington

On Sunday, Aug. 4, Birdland in New York City will kick off a monthly performance series honoring the music of Duke Ellington. 

The first performance in the series, “Ellington on Broadway,” which begins at 5:30 p.m., will include songs from the musicals Play On and Sophisticated Ladies. The show will feature vocalists and tap dancers backed by the Duke Ellington Center Big Band, which is conducted by Frank Owens. 

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