Duke Ellington News

Date of Birth: April 29, 1899
Date of Death: May 24, 1974 (75)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Male
Celebrated Vocalist Clairdee Joins the CJO Combo for A Tribute to Lena Horne March 12 at the Concord AudiCelebrated Vocalist Clairdee Joins the CJO Combo for A Tribute to Lena Horne March 12 at the Concord Audi
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Acclaimed vocalist Clairdee joins the CJO Combo for A Love Letter to Lena Horne at the the Concord City Auditorium ,"The Audi", Located at 2 Prince Street Concord, NH, on Sunday, March 12, at 7:30pm. Tickets for this performance start at $25 and are on sale now. (more...)

NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion, John Pizzarelli Quartet and More Coming Up at BirdlandNUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion, John Pizzarelli Quartet and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for February 15-21, including the John Pizzarelli Quartet, The Nutty Professor Reunion Concert, Marcus Elliott Quartet, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Pop/Jazz Singer Gabrielle Stravelli Launches Indiegogo Campaign for New AlbumPop/Jazz Singer Gabrielle Stravelli Launches Indiegogo Campaign for New Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Gabrielle Stravelli - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter - has launched a crowdfunding campaign with Indiegogo to finance her upcoming album to be released later this year. (more...)

Jazz Singer Antoinette Montague to Perform at NJPAC on Valentine's DayJazz Singer Antoinette Montague to Perform at NJPAC on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Antoinette Montague. Spend Valentine's Day with your special loved one at Dorthaan's Place, where the jazz brunch series hosts Newark-born vocalist Antoinette Montague, a jazz singer who moves effortlessly between gutsy blues and hushed romantic ballads. (more...)

FirstWorks to Present URBAN BUSH WOMEN IN RHODE ISLANDFirstWorks to Present URBAN BUSH WOMEN IN RHODE ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

FirstWorks announces a month of programs with the critically acclaimed dance company Urban Bush Women for Urban Bush Women in Rhode Island: Art Activating Community in Providence beginning February 10th. The artist residency includes a series of exciting and illuminating events leading up to the FirstWorks Artistic Icon Series production of 'WALKING WITH 'TRANE', a live music and dance salute to jazz great John Coltrane at The Vets on February 27, 2016. For tickets and more information on Urban Bush Women in Providence, please visit www.first-works.org. (more...)

Rhythmic Circus to Perform FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW! at Pepperdine University's Center for the ArtsRhythmic Circus to Perform FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW! at Pepperdine University's Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Rhythmic Circus, the group that electrifies audiences with its hard-hitting tap dancing backed by a live band, vocalists, and renowned beat-boxer Aaron 'Heatbox' Heaton, performs its show titled FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW! at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Jazz Saxophonist Fred Staton to Celebrate 101st Birthday in NYCJazz Saxophonist Fred Staton to Celebrate 101st Birthday in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Fred Staton, jazz saxophonist, will celebrate his 101st birthday at the Monday Night Jam, hosted by the Jazz Foundation of America in NYC, on February 15. Fred, whose sister is the late Jazz/Blues songstress, Dakota Staton, is evidence of the power of jazz and the importance of living a life of passion, no matter one's age. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Among 31st Annual BISTRO AWARD WinnersChristine Andreas, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Among 31st Annual BISTRO AWARD Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Legendary jazz singer and lyricist Jon Hendricks, dubbed 'The Poet Laureate of Jazz,' celebrated jazz vocalist and actress Annie Ross, and acclaimed jazz singer Janis Siegel are among the artists who will be honored at the 31st Annual Bistro Awards gala on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm at the Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. As is the Bistro Awards tradition, the evening will feature performances by the winners; for the full list, see below! (more...)

British Vocal Ensemble VOCES8 to Make Michigan Debut in KalamazooBritish Vocal Ensemble VOCES8 to Make Michigan Debut in Kalamazoo
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Kalamazoo, MI -  One of the world's most versatile and best-loved singing groups, British vocal ensemble VOCES8, will make their Michigan debut on February 20, in a concert sponsored by the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Society and Kalamazoo Central High School. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the ensemble performs a repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements.  (more...)

KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar, Anne Reid and More Slated for The Crazy Coqs This MarchKT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar, Anne Reid and More Slated for The Crazy Coqs This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Nothing but blue skies at Crazy Coqs this March. (more...)

DEBO BAND to Release New Album 'Ere Gobez,' 5/20DEBO BAND to Release New Album 'Ere Gobez,' 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Debo Band raises the roof on the Ethiopian musical past, picking up where political upheaval of the 1970s and 1980s quenched the energy of one of East Africa's most prolific, vibrant scenes. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 1, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come (more...)

Jane Monheit, 'Jazz Party' & More Set for Birdland, Week of 2/8Jane Monheit, 'Jazz Party' & More Set for Birdland, Week of 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 8-14, Jane Monheit, Birdland Jazz Party, Barbara Carroll and more! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

James Torme, son of 3-time Grammy Award-winning jazz legend Mel Torme, (the author of the iconic classic "The Christmas Song"), will perform at the Ware Center on Friday, February 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present SOUNDS OF SINATRA, 2/18-21Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present SOUNDS OF SINATRA, 2/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre pays homage to the greatest singer of all with Steven Maglio's Sounds of Sinatra on February 18-21.  Performances are Thursday, February 18 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM; Friday, February 19 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; and Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 PM.  Tickets start at $32, with discounts for students, groups and military personnel.  Tickets are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the box office at 215-785-0100.  Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe Street in Bristol, PA. (more...)

Musical Revue BLUES IN THE NIGHT to Run 2/5-20 at Roxy Regional TheatreMusical Revue BLUES IN THE NIGHT to Run 2/5-20 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

This February, the universal language of the blues will wail out full and strong on the corner of Franklin and First in downtown Clarksville.  The scorching Tony-nominated musical revue BLUES IN THE NIGHT opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, February 5, at 8pm.  In keeping with the theatre's traditional pay-what-you-can preview, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends SATCHMO AT THE WALDORFCourt Theatre Extends SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces an extension to its critically-acclaimed production of Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf, directed by Charles Newell and featuring Barry Shabaka Henley. Satchmo at the Waldorf now runs through February 14, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Tickets can be purchased online at www.courttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returning to City College Center for the Arts, 2/19-21ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returning to City College Center for the Arts, 2/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Back by popular demand, On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Historic Club Harlem returns to City College's performing arts center Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, February 19, for a three-day encore engagement. The show, which shines a red-hot spotlight on a little-known piece of Black history and a famed club that came out of the segregation era, is presented by the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and Byron and Sylvia Lewis. An audience favorite, last February, the production was created by Jeree Wade and directed and written by Adam Wade with Ty Stephens. (more...)

Linda Lavin and More Set for First Week of February at BirdlandLinda Lavin and More Set for First Week of February at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its upcoming performances for February 1-7, 2016, featuring the Monterey Jazz All-Stars, Linda Lavin, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Duke Ellington's SOPHISTICED LADIES to Tour NYC Public SchoolsDuke Ellington's SOPHISTICED LADIES to Tour NYC Public Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

To Celebrate Black History Month, New York City's leading arts-education non-profit organization Inside Broadway (www.InsideBroadway.org) will present the classic Duke Ellington musical Sophisticated Ladies to over 25 N.Y.C. Public Schools throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & The Bronx at the end of January and during February & March. A dancing and singing celebration of history & music, this award-winning Broadway musical examines Duke Ellington's life and focuses on the Harlem Renaissance, a unique time of cultural growth in New York's history. Inside Broadway's special production will tour schools beginning next week, with the first performance on Monday, January 25th. Performances are scheduled at the end of January and throughout the months of February & March. (more...)

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