Published: November 12, 2012
Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra To Perform Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite
By Alan Gray, NewsBlaze
The Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra is to play the rarely performed arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite, by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, at its next concert on December 2, 2012.
The concert is at the dynamic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, located in Brooklyn's historic Fort Greene neighborhood.
Special guests include Grammy-nominated singer Carla Cook and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner.
Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra plays Duke Ellington's Nutcracker
The Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra is a large jazz ensemble, firmly rooted in the jazz tradition with an eye toward the future of creative music. Included in the band's extensive repertoire is music from Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Thad Jones, and Gerry Mulligan. The orchestra also commissions new music and arrangements from today's leading composers.
The Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra always provides a fantastic performance of exciting music.
Paul Francis, the Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra's founder and leader, is well established in the New York City music scene. He has recorded and performed with many of music's most exciting and well-known names, such as Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Jon Faddis, Ralph Lalama, and Frank Sinatra, Jr. Paul has also toured extensively with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and appeared on programs for HBO, ABC, and MTV.
Visit the BrooklynJazzOrchestra.com website for more information about the band and this Nutcracker Suite concert.
Follow Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra on facebook and twitter @brooklynjazzorc
Please leave a comment here If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page
Mina Fabulous reports that a UN base in South Sudan, that was sheltering and protecting 5,000 civilians, came under attack by rebels associated with former Vice President Riek Machar.
To honor Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Bryant Park Corporation and The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot will present 'Hamlet' in Bryant Park May 15 to 31, 2014.
Howard Dean said the US should honour its principles, protect Iranian opposition members in Camp Liberty
PEFPAR continues to champion sound science and respect for basic human rights at every opportunity.
There are two stories here, really, because the virus outbreak in Liberia and Guinea may be contained, or there may be another ecological disaster going on under everyone's noses.
Earthquakes have been found to have a link to fracking, but it isn't just about fracking and the research has been out there for a long time. The research point not just to fracking, but mining, geothermal projects, and reservoir construction. All