Duke Ellington: 50 Years of Extraordinary Jazz

Join historian and musician Lloyd Kaplan for a three-part series on Duke Ellington on Tuesdays, June 11, 18 & 25 at 7 p.m.

 

A popular and essential jazz musician, Duke Ellington changed what jazz was and could be through his collaborations with top musicians and composers.

 

Explore his fifty-year career as a writer, pianist, and leader of the Duke Ellington Orchestra—from his start at Harlem’s celebrated Cotton Club to worldwide fame.

 

Discover the greatest composer and band leader of his time and the eminent jazz musicians who worked with him to make magnificent music.

 

This event is free and open to all. Drop in for a fun time.

Duke Ellington