Duke Ellington News

Date Of Birth:
April 29, 1899
Date Of Death:
May 24, 1974 (75)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
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James Rocco Joins Fellow Broadway Vets in 'MUSIC & MEMORIES' at The Key City Public Theatre, 8/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

James A. Rocco, VP of Programming and Producing Artistic Director of The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, is travelling west this weekend to share Broadway Music & Memories with his longtime friends and colleagues, Carol Swarbrick and Linda Dowdell at The Key City Public Theatre in Port Townsend, WA. (more...)

Fall Registration Open for Music Institute's Adult Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Recognizing the powerful role music can play in a person's life at any age, the Music Institute of Chicago is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to enhance their lives through musical instruction and performance in a fun, relaxed setting. Registration for Adult Studies and Adult Enrichment Programs is open, with classes beginning September 10 in Evanston, Winnetka and Lake Forest. Private instruction is available at any of the Music Institute's six campuses: Chicago, Downers Grove, Evanston, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire and Winnetka. NEW Adult Enrichment Program (more...)

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Release Full Track List, Album Cover, New Track from 'Cheek To Cheek'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek is available for pre-order beginning today. The second track to be released from the album, the jazz standard I Can't Give You Anything But Love, written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, is available now on iTunes (more...)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Album Now Available For Pre-order
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek is available for pre-order beginning today. The second track to be released from the album, the jazz standard 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love,' written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, is available now on iTunes (iTunes.com/CheekToCheek), HSN.com (http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekHSN), Amazon ((Amazon MP3 Deluxe): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekAmz, Amazon MP3 (Standard): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekAmzSd, Amazon CD (Deluxe): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekCD, Amazon CD (Standard): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekCDsd), andother retailers. Also just revealed are the standard and deluxe album covers for Cheek To Cheek, shot by fashion photographer Steven Klein. The standard version of Cheek To Cheek features 11 tracks, and the deluxe version features 15 tracks. A 180-gram vinyl edition of Cheek To Cheek will also be available for pre-order at Amazon and select retail outlets. A new studio video for 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love.' will be premiered on VEVO later this week. The debut song from Cheek To Cheek, Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes,' released at the end of July, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Digital Jazz charts becoming their second duet track to hit the top spot on the jazz charts, having done the same with 'The Lady Is A Tramp,' from Duets II. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

As fans eagerly await Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's upcoming album 'Cheek to Cheek' dropping September 23rd, the duo have shared another single from the project. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Aaron Tveit, Patti Austin & Liz Callaway Set for Pasadena POPS' Summer Finale, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS announce the final concert of the summer with a thrilling selection of music with New York New York! on September 6 at the LA Arboretum. Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Patti Austin, Liz Callaway (Anastasia & Cats) and Aaron Tveit (2012 film Les Miserables, Graceland, and Catch Me If You Can) capture the snap swagger and energy of the iconic city with Leonard Bernstein's Candide, On the Town, West Side Story and Wonderful Town; Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Don't Mean a Thing," "Im Beginning to See the Light," "Satin Doll," "Take the A Train," plus gems by Stephen Sondheim ("Broadway Baby" & "What More Do I Need"), Cole Porter ("I Happen to Like New York") and more. (more...)

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Presents the Lexus Pops in the Park Concert, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will celebrate the 200th Anniversary ofThe Star-Spangled Banner, at its free Labor Day Weekend concert at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The annual Lexus Pops in the Park concert presented by PNC will take place at 5:30 PM on Sunday, August 31, with a rain date on September 1, at the same time and same place. (more...)

Birdland Announces Lineup for August 18-24, Including Dave Douglas Quintet, Rhonda Ross, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for August 18 - August 24. Read more to see the full week of great programming! (more...)

BPO Scheduled to Perform at Erie County Fair, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of JoAnn Falletta, is opening the 175th Erie County Fair with an 'American Voices' concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 6. Many opportunities for photo and video exist during this day. The orchestra will rehearse for this concert from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fair's Grandstand on August 6. Individual musicians will be available for appearances until 7 p.m. Please contact Kate Jenkins if you are interested in speaking with a musician. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Grandstand. It features music by Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington and Leroy Anderson, and concludes with a fireworks show. Contact Holly Smyczynski for site-related assistance. Photographers and videographers are welcome to shoot up to 30 minutes total during rehearsal and during the concert. Video used may represent up to a three-minute excerpt of one work or up to five minutes of multiple works. Photographers are asked to refrain from using flash at the evening concert. As Buffalo's cultural ambassador, the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the leadership of music director JoAnn Falletta presents more than 100 concerts each year. Since 1940, the orchestra's home has been Kleinhans Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark with a reputation as one of the finest concert halls in the United States. During the tenure of JoAnn Falletta, the BPO has rekindled its history of radio broadcasts and recordings, including the release of 29 new recordings on the Naxos and Beau Fleuve labels. For more information about the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, visit www.bpo.org. (more...)

Announcing CCM's 2014-15 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has announced initial details on its 2014-15 Concert Series. Encompassing over 50 different concerts, this series begins with a performance by the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet with legendary guest artist Menahem Pressler on Sept. 9, 2014, and concludes with a number of performances by CCM's Preparatory Department running May 1 - 9, 2015. (more...)

Birdland to Present Birdland Big Band, Sean Harkness Duo & More, Week of 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 11 - August 17, including The Birdland Big Band, Sean Harkness Duo, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, with Special Guest Warren Vache, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014: COOPERS' LATE NIGHT SESSIONS JAZZ Closed a Great Day at the Festival
by Barry Lenny - Jul 29, 2014

At the end of each day of the Festival the Space Theatre, set out in cabaret style, became a nightclub for various styles of guitar music. Saturday was the turn of jazz. (more...)

Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 4 - August 10, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Daniel Reichard, Loston Harris, and more! (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Extends Metropolitan Room Engagement Through 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI, the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist, has extended her exclusive engagement at The Metropolitan Room through August. After sold out shows and amazing reviews - including a rave in The New York Times - a special encore performance has been added on Wednesday, August 13, in addition to remaining shows on Tuesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 PM. Stravelli, called an 'outstanding singer' by The Wall Street Journal, is known from her tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd Street Y and her long-running Soho jazz brunch. Her new show, directed by nightlife legend Marilyn Maye, includes selections from her debut CD Waiting in Vain previews tracks for her upcoming sophomore release. The evening features classic standards like 'While We're Young' and 'Goody Goody,' pop hits such as 'Young Folks' (Peter, Bjorn and John) and 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain' (John Fogerty), in addition to distinctive original compositions. She is joined by Joshua Richman on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company Celebrates 13 Continuous Seasons of Financial Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

After closing out the financial records for Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2013-2014 season, Managing Director John Bradshaw announced that the company ended the year in the black with revenues of $1.6 million, a record high for the company. This is the 13th year in a row that the company has ended the season with a positive fund balance. (more...)

Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to Present Jazz Showcases, 7/31-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center of the Arts will present 'Ellington, New York and the Essence of Jazz,' a discussion led by composer and jazz scholar Edward Green on July 31 at 6pm, and 'Summer Serenade with Bobby Sanabria,' a concert by Sanabria on August 17 at 2:30pm. (more...)

Upcoming Birdland Performance Schedule Includes Jazz Masters Quartet, Lindsay Mendez, and more, 7/28 - 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for July 28- August 3. Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Coming to WHBPAC, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

New York City's consummate cabaret star Michael Feinstein performs at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $95, $125, $150 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

Founder of Half Moon Bay's Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Pete Douglas, Dies at 85
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Pete Douglas, founder of the world-renowned music and jazz club, the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay, Calif., died peacefully in Miramar Beach on July 12, 2014 at age 85. (more...)

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