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Birdland to Kick Off Monthly Performance Series Honoring 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 … Read More “Birdland to Kick Off Monthly Performance Series Honoring Duke Ellington”

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Essentially Ellington Competition Winners

Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced the three top-placing high school jazz bands in the nation in the 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. The first-place winner is Roosevelt High School from Seattle, Washington. The second-place winner is Dillard Center for the Arts from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and third-place winner … Read More “Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Essentially Ellington Competition Winners”

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Rediscovered Duke Ellington Film to Be Reshown After More Than 50 Years

On Dec. 29, a Duke Ellington concert film not seen for more than 50 years will receive its first public viewing since its original broadcast in 1966 at the historic Coventry Cathedral in the United Kingdom. Appropriately, the cathedral is where the concert by Ellington and his orchestra originally took place, on Feb. 21, 1966—the … Read More “Rediscovered Duke Ellington Film to Be Reshown After More Than 50 Years”

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