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The Mingus Orchestra at Dizzy’s Club in NYC

The MIngus Orchestra



April 24, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT



Dizzy’s Club 1572538244
10 Columbus Circle, 5th floor Broadway and 60th St
New York, New York 10023 United States
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(212) 258-9595


Assembled in 1999 by Sue Mingus, the 10-piece Mingus Orchestra plays with the intensity of Mingus Big Band, with a focus on composition and exploration of Mingus’ more unusually orchestrated works. Its distinctive sound and textures emerge from an expanded repertory and more exotic instrumentation including bassoon, bass clarinet, French horn, and guitar­—instruments not heard in the Big Band, and mostly non-traditional to jazz and modern improvisational music. The other six instruments are chaired by musicians that also perform in Mingus Big Band, and include drums, bass, trombone, trumpet, alto and tenor saxophone, with additional doublings on flute, soprano and clarinet.