Monday, January 2, 2012

The Music of Duke Ellington at January Gold Coast Jazz Concert

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The Duke Ellington Legacy Band
Edward Ellington

Wednesday Jan 11th, 2012 7:45 pm

Duke Ellington is known as one of the most legendary performers in the jazz world.  Not only an exceptional pianist and band leader, Ellington wrote a large quantity of music for the jazz repertoire.  His music will come to life again as the Duke Ellington Legacy Band performs a variety of the Duke’s music.

The Duke Ellington Legacy, initiated in 2003 by Ellington's grandchildren Edward Kennedy II, and his sister, Gaye Ellington, is dedicated to keeping Ellington's music alive and growing in the 21st century. Featuring top New York City-based musicians, the Ellington Legacy is a imaginative and spiritually enticing group. The Legacy is not a repertoire or ghost band. Pianist/chief arranger Norman Simmons, and saxophonist/arranger/band leader Virginia Mayhew create new interpretations of the music from the Ellington canon, both the familiar and the less-often heard. In addition to the Legacy's fresh take on the music, guitarist Edward Ellington tells stories from his time on the road with his grandfather.     

For more information about the 20th Anniversary Jazz Concert Season, go to The Gold Coast Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of jazz music through a mainstage concert series, free community concerts, educational programs, a jazz scholarship program and the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band, under the direction of Eric Allison, Music Director. 

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, the Annenberg Foundation and Funding Arts Broward.  Season sponsors include DeMeo Young McGrath; HI Foundation; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; the Broward Center; the PaperMill, WLRN FM, and South Florida Consulting.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater

201 SW 5th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312

Shows at 7:45pm
Pre-concert Jazz Riff with Stu Grant – 7:00pm

Tickets by season subscription or by show.
Purchase tickets at
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