Duke Ellington News

Date of Birth: April 29, 1899
Date of Death: May 24, 1974 (75)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Male
Guitarist David Burgess to Bring Brazil to Centenary Stage, 9/26Guitarist David Burgess to Bring Brazil to Centenary Stage, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Recently returned from a seven city European concert tour, New York guitarist David Burgess will perform some of Brazil's finest solo guitar music on Saturday, September 26 at 8pm in the Lackland Center. (more...)

Arturo O'Farrill, Darius de Haas and More Set for Birdland, Week of Sept 7Arturo O'Farrill, Darius de Haas and More Set for Birdland, Week of Sept 7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for September 7-13, 2015, including Arturo O'Farrill, Darius de Haas, Birdland Jazz Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University to Kick Off BILLY STRAYHORN FESTIVAL, 9/4Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University to Kick Off BILLY STRAYHORN FESTIVAL, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University announces the programming for THE BILLY STRAYHORN FESTIVAL, September 4 - November 21, celebrating the 100th birthday of the late Billy Strayhorn. The Festival begins with the Chicago Jazz Festival, Friday, Sept. 4 in Millennium Park, continues at various jazz clubs and locations throughout Chicago and culminates on the Auditorium Theatre's landmark stage Saturday, Nov. 21 with Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn.  (more...)

Savoy Jazz to Release CHARLIE PARKER: THE COMPLETE SAVOY AND DIAL STUDIO RECORDINGS 1944--1948' on VinylSavoy Jazz to Release CHARLIE PARKER: THE COMPLETE SAVOY AND DIAL STUDIO RECORDINGS 1944--1948' on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Savoy Jazz will reissue their Grammy nominated collection of jazz pioneer Charlie Parker's seminal recordings from the 1940's, 'CHARLIE PARKER: THE COMPLETE SAVOY AND DIAL STUDIO RECORDINGS 19441948' on 180 gram vinyl in a 10 LP set. (more...)

Music Legend Tony Bennett and Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Record The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome KernMusic Legend Tony Bennett and Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Record The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Columbia Records is proud to announce the release ofThe Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, a new album from American musical legend Tony Bennett and acclaimed jazz pianist Bill Charlap, arriving Friday, September 25, 2015. (more...)

Cyrus Chestnut Trio and More Set for First Week of Sept 2015 at BirdlandCyrus Chestnut Trio and More Set for First Week of Sept 2015 at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for the first week of September 2015, featuring Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Birdland Jazz Party, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Adrienne Haan to Make Carnegie Hall Debut with TEHORAH This OctoberAdrienne Haan to Make Carnegie Hall Debut with TEHORAH This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan, one of Europe's and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars, will make her Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall on October 29, 2015 at 8:00pm with her production of Tehorah. The concert is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations. Patrons of the event include the German and Israeli Ambassadors to the United Nations, and Rabbi Arthur Schneier. (more...)

UPTOWN NIGHTS, TO THE LIGHT Reading, Film Screenings and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2015 SeasonUPTOWN NIGHTS, TO THE LIGHT Reading, Film Screenings and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Over the course of 30 years, Harlem Stage has become one of the nation's leading arts organizations, achieving this distinction by commissioning, developing, producing and presenting innovative works by visionary artists of color. Their Fall 2015 season offers a variety of events, including free neighborhood concerts and ticketed headlining events, as well as lectures and roundtable discussions that advance deeper engagement with Harlem Stage's audience. All will take place in the state-of-the art flexible performance space, the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. (more...)

Iris Williams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club, 10/19Iris Williams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

nternational song stylist Iris Williams returns to the cabaret scene in a rare New York appearance, a one night only solo performance - her debut at Birdland, the landmark jazz club located in the heart of New York's theater district. During Ms. Williams' set, themed 'I Wish You Love,' she will interpret classic American standards featuring composers Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Burton Lane, and more. Music Director Art Weiss will be on piano, with Tom Hubbard on bass and Jeff Brillinger on drums on October 19 at 7pm.www.birdlandjazz.com. (more...)

JAZZ IS DEAD REUNION Coming to SOPAC This MonthJAZZ IS DEAD REUNION Coming to SOPAC This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Sporting a name that may raise an eyebrow or two, "Jazz is Dead Reunion- a jazz exploration of the Grateful Dead" comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on Thursday, August 20 at 7:30pm to the delight of jazz aficionados who are fans of The Grateful Dead. (more...)

Jazz Musician Harold Ousley Passes AwayJazz Musician Harold Ousley Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Harold Lomax Ousley, born January 23, 1929 in Chicago, Ill., passed away yesterday, August 13, 2015. (more...)

Coltrane Revisited, Christina Bianco, Anthony de Mare and More Set for Birdland This SeptColtrane Revisited, Christina Bianco, Anthony de Mare and More Set for Birdland This Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2015 schedule, featuring Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Arturo O'Farrill, The Birdland Big Band, Darius de Haas, Coltrane Revisited, The Royal Bopsters Project, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more! (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/24Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 24-31, featuring Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Birdland Jazz Party, and more! (more...)

Keyboardist/Composer Michael Gallant to Release 'Live Plus One,' 10/9Keyboardist/Composer Michael Gallant to Release 'Live Plus One,' 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

With his well-received 2013 debut 'Completely,' keyboardist/composer Michael Gallant emerged as a stylistically omnivorous musical force, 'an artist unafraid and bending the tradition,' in the words of one critic. Gallant continues to explore his disruptive musical proclivities on his sophomore release, 'Live Plus One,' due out October 9 from his Gallant Music label. (more...)

Dreamland Ballroom to Host Annual Dance Competition Fundraiser, 11/6Dreamland Ballroom to Host Annual Dance Competition Fundraiser, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

On November 6th, the Dreamland Ballroom will host its 6th Annual Dancing into Dreamland dance competition and fundraiser. The annual fundraiser is to generate funds for improvements and renovations to the historic 99-year-old building located at 800 West Ninth Street. (more...)

Birdland Will Open 100-Seat Theatre Below Current LocationBirdland Will Open 100-Seat Theatre Below Current Location
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce the opening of The Birdland Theater. The new convertible 100-seat venue will occupy the lower level of Birdland Jazz Club at 315 West 44th Street and open in the spring of 2016. (more...)

Wynton Marsalis to Headline NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Tribute to Clark Terry, 9/10Wynton Marsalis to Headline NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Tribute to Clark Terry, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Acclaimed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will perform a 'Tribute to Clark Terry' with the New Jersey City University Alumni Jazz Big Band conducted by NJCU Professor Richard Lowenthal.  (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule for Diverse Upcoming Concert SeriesCanadian Opera Company Releases Schedule for Diverse Upcoming Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Toronto – When the Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre returns for its 2015/2016 season this fall, over 400 artists from diverse artistic backgrounds will share their talents in one of Toronto's most vibrant and intimate cultural hubs. The season begins on Tuesday, September 22 with a highly anticipated performance by the rising stars of the COC Ensemble Studio singing their favourite arias and art songs. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Launches New Podcast 'Big Modern Music'Gabrielle Stravelli Launches New Podcast 'Big Modern Music'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz singer hailed for her "natural effervesce, undiluted joy and remarkable voice" by The New York Times - presents the second episode of her podcast "Big Modern Music with Gabrielle Stravelli," which features monthly interviews with stars of jazz, pop and beyond. (more...)

Barbara Carroll, Joe Lovano & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/17Barbara Carroll, Joe Lovano & More Set for Birdland, Week of 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 17-23, featuring Joe Lovano, Barbara Carroll, Birdland Jazz Party, and more! (more...)

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