Tonight! [Saturday, Feb. 24] LAVAY SMITH’s “Speakeasy Supper Club” Featuring the music of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington & Count Basie – A wonderful blast from the past. The dancers love LaVay and the Band – join us for the fun! Music starts at 8:30/$20
On this day of Black History Month, Feb. 24, 2009 Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington
became the first African-American to be featured on a U.S. coin.
Ellington was a composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra. He gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem and in the 1930s as his orchestra toured in Europe. His reputation continued to rise even after he died, as in 1999 he was awarded a special posthumous Pulitzer Prize for music.
Duke Ellington 1956. The music festival concept was still fairly young when Duke Ellington and his Orchestra arrived in Newport, Rhode Island in July 1956 to perform what would become one of the most mythically transcendent concerts in jazz history. As legend has it, Ellington told saxophonist Paul Gonsalves to blow as long as he wanted during his solo on "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue." The resultant six-minute saxophone rave-up blew the roof off the heavens, triggering a massive collective audience ecstasy that can still be heard reverberating on the best-selling "Ellington in Newport," recorded for Columbia Records, the Duke's new label. Columbia staff photographer Don Hunstein caught "Mr. Hi-Fi of '56" outside his tour bus at the festival, taking care of business. #dukeellington#jazz#classicjazz#oldjazz#newportjazzfestival#newportjazz#1956#sirduke#composer#americanlegend#jazzlegend#music#americanjazz
@alvinailey with Black History Month // Duke Ellington •
Did you know Alvin Ailey created fourteen dances to music by the great Duke Ellington? One of them is ‘Night Creature’ which the company performed for the students in the Miami area this morning. SWIPE⬅️ to see the company perform the last section of Ailey’s ‘Night Creature.’ •
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years.
Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward, and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In the 1930s, his orchestra toured in Europe. Though widely considered to have been a pivotal figure in the history of jazz, Ellington embraced the phrase "beyond category" as a liberating principle, and referred to his music as part of the more general category of American Music, rather than to a musical genre such as jazz. Ellington earned 12 Grammy awards from 1959 to 2000, three of which were posthumous. #BlackHistoryMonth#DukeEllington#AlvinAiley#NightCreature#Aileyontour#AileyinMiami#Miami#GivingDanceBack#Musician#Artists
Dez super clássicos:
Caravan,Don't Get Around Much Anymore,In a Mellow Tone,In a Sentimental Mood,It Don't Mean a Thing,Perdido,Prelude to a Kiss,Satin Doll,Sophisticated Lady,Take the "A" Train
Bora estudar! 🎷❤