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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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...)

Tap Dance Series at Children's Museum of Manhattan Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

A series of live performances - including tap dancing - will take place throughout the summer in conjunction with the exhibit, JAZZED! The Changing Beat of 125th Street at the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), located at 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The exhibit itself, in partnership with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, allows visitors to sing along with Ella Fitzgerald in the 'jazz club,' dance up the stairs with Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson's, and meet Duke Ellington and his famous jazz orchestra in the 'ballroom.' Visit www.cmom.org for a full schedule of events. (more...)

Broadway's Jared Grimes Coming to the Children's Museum of Manhattan, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

A series of live performances - including one from a Broadway star - will take place throughout the summer in conjunction with the exhibit, JAZZED! The Changing Beat of 125th Street at the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), located at 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The exhibit itself, in partnership with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, allows visitors to sing along with Ella Fitzgerald in the "jazz club," dance up the stairs with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's, and meet Duke Ellington and his famous jazz orchestra in the "ballroom." Visit www.cmom.org for a full schedule of events. (more...)

Jazz Masters, Stephen Wallam, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of August 2014, featuring: The Jazz Masters Quartet, Dave Douglas Quintet, Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Rotem Sivan Trio, Sean Harkness Duo, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Penderecki String Quartet with Geoffrey Burleson, 8/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

American's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, Music Mountain, continues its milestone 85th anniversary season with the return of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band on Saturday, August 2nd (6:30PM) performing the best of 1930s New Orleans followed by the Penderecki String Quartet performing Mozart, Faure, and Schubert with guest artist Geoffrey Burleson, piano on Sunday, August 3rd (3PM). This summer season the glorious sounds of music have filled Gordon Hall. The summer has plenty more music to offer in the coming weeks -- chamber, jazz, country, and an afternoon of Italian arias will be presented. Concerts run through September 14 - the longest running season in decades! (more...)

Lillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 7/15/2014 - 7/18/2014
by BWW - Jul 13, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 7/15/2014 - 7/18/2014! (more...)

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford and Ty Stephens in A SOPHISTICATED REUNION at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

On Monday, July 7, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was delighted to present 'A Sophisticated Reunion,' starring Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford and Ty Stephens. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

John Pizzarelli, Jane Monheit & More Set for Birdland, 7/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 21 - July 27, featuring John Pizzarelli & The Swing Seven, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Victoria Shaw featuring Ramin Karimloo, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: National Symphony Orchestra, Morrison, and Benanti Bring Broadway to Wolf Trap
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 11, 2014

Yes, it's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at Wolf Trap season again in the DC Metro Area. Last night's offering featured the NSO, Matthew Morrison, and Laura Benanti taking on some classic Broadway showtunes with a few pop hits thrown in for good measure. (more...)

Tony Bennett to Return to Ravinia Festival, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

There's only one! The magnificent Tony Bennett, returns to the Ravinia Festival on Saturday evening, August 16, at 8:30 PM. The foremost interpreter of American popular song and one of the Festival's most treasured and highly anticipated artists since his first appearance in 1984, Mr. Bennett headlines his 33rd Ravinia concert with this engagement. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Vanessa Williams Featured on Next OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS, 7/13
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

An all-new episode of the Emmy nominated series "Oprah's Master Class" with multiple award-winning singer and actress Vanessa Williams airs Sunday, July 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

The Gypsy Hombres to Perform at Cumberland County Playhouse, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

For years, there has been a persistent legend in Nashville about a crazy gypsy 'Fiddler on the Roof" who dances as he plays the violin on the roof of his Victorian house. Cumberland County Playhouse will prove the legend is 100% true as The Gypsy Hombres take the stage on Sunday, July 13. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces New Conducting Appointments
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is pleased to announce several conducting appointments: Markus Stenz as principal guest conductor, Ken Lam as associate conductor for education, Nicholas Hersh as assistant conductor and Michael Repper as the 2014-2015 season BSO-Peabody conducting fellow. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Misha Dichter with Harlem String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

America's oldest continuing summer Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, continues their 85th Anniversary Season with Swingtime Big Band on Saturday, July 26 (6:30PM) with the popular pre-concert dinner beforehand (5PM) followed on Sunday, July 27 (3PM) by the piano virtuoso Misha Dichter and the acclaimed Harlem String Quartet. (more...)

Late Night Broadway - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 7-13, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 06, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week, including: #Klendez, A Sophisticated Reunion, Battle of the Broadway Sexes, Broadway Ballyhoo! and 54 Sings Songs from Hello, Dolly! (more...)

Ashley Henry Trio, Sheffield Youth Big Band and More Set for Jazz@theHubClub, July 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Sheffield Music Hub, JazzNorth and Sheffield Theatres present Jazz@theHubClub, a brand new summer jazz spectacular taking to the Crucible stage on Saturday 5 July at 3.00pm. (more...)

Birdland to Launch JANE MONHEIT'S JAZZ PARTY This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is proud to present the launch of a new summer series, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, on Sunday July 6 at 6PM. The series will provide Jane the opportunity to develop new material at Birdland and collaborate with invited musical guests, in a relaxed environment that is part concert, part jam session, part workshop and all fun. (more...)

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