Courtesy Frank Driggs Collection
Apr 24, 2013 - Apr 25, 2013
Throughout his orchestra's half-century, Duke Ellington deployed the individuality of his players to infinitely creative ends, sustaining the operation on the proceeds from a series of hits that remain touchstones of the Great American Songbook. Singer-pianist-impresario Michael Feinstein, along with GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling, rising star vocalist Brianna Thomas , multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, and music director Tedd Firth will interpret these works on a show that explores both Ellington's musical roots and the full flowering of his genius.
Free pre-concert festival, April 25 at 6:30pm, with live music, album art displays courtesy of the Jazz Record Center, and tastings from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Channing Daughters Winery, Heartland Brewery, and Jacob's Pickles.