STAGE TUBE: AFTER MIDNIGHT Visits Duke Ellington's Grave in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of His Death
Musicians from the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars band, currently in the 7-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical After Midnight, visited Duke Ellington's grave at Woodlawn cemetery, where a crowd gathered to honor his legacy on the 40th year anniversary of his death. They played MOOD INDIGO, and Mercedes Ellington (Duke's granddaughter) placed a wreath at the gravesite. They finished with a triumphant Ellington classic, TAKE THE A TRAIN.
Check below for videos of both songs.
Trombonist Arthur Baron, one of the last surviving musicians who played in Ellington's Orchestra, was at the site with three other musicians, James Zollar (Trumpet), Mark Gross (Clarinet) and Jennifer Vincent (Bass), all currently on Broadway in After Midnight.