Jazz Fall Concert

Lovett Auditorium

Lovett Auditorium
Murray, KY 42071


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The Murray State University Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra will present a concert of the music of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974) on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30pm in Lovett Auditorium.
Ellington composed more than 3,000 pieces of music in his life, and kept his famous orchestra together for more than fifty years. Both groups are directed by Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Todd E. Hill.
Included will be such Ellington standards as "In a Mellotone," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo," "I'm Beginning to See the Light," "Mood Indigo," and "Do Nothing 'til you Hear from Me" as well as standards by Ellington associates Billy Strayhorn "Take the "A" Train," "Satin Doll" and "Chelsea Bridge" and Juan Tizol's "Caravan."
The Jazz Orchestra will open, and the Jazz Band will follow quickly. There will be a brief intermission and the Jazz Orchestra will retake the stage.
The second half of the program will feature excerpts from Ellington's tone parallel "Black, Brown, and Beige" about the African-American experience. "This music has been quite a challenge for us, but the students have really poured themselves into interpreting it as Ellington intended." The masterwork was highly controversial at its Carnegie Hall Premier in 1943, and has only recently been published for modern performances.  
The concert is free and the public is invited.  

Tuesday, 06 November, 2018

Contact:

Dr. Todd Hill

Phone: 270-809-6337

Cost:

Free and Open to the Public

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