Mercedes Ellington News

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
TAP ELLINGTON to Celebrate Marriage of Jazz Music and Tap DanceTAP ELLINGTON to Celebrate Marriage of Jazz Music and Tap Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

DECFA to Present Free Musical Performance Celebrating Duke Ellington's 118th BirthdayDECFA to Present Free Musical Performance Celebrating Duke Ellington's 118th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will celebrate the 118th birthday of Duke Ellington with a Free all-Ellington musical performance on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 1 to 3 PM which will be staged at the Duke Ellington statue that stands majestically at the corner of 110th Street and Fifth Avenue - the Gateway to Harlem, it was announced by noted dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, Duke Ellington's granddaughter, who is Founder/President of DECFA. (more...)

Ma-Yi Theater Company Hosts 28th Anniversary Gala This EveningMa-Yi Theater Company Hosts 28th Anniversary Gala This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Ma-Yi Theater Company and Producing Artistic Director, Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director, Jorge Z. Ortoll have announced the 28th Anniversary Gala honoring legendary prima ballerina of Ballet Philippines and Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Elizabeth Roxas Dobrish, and creators and patrons of the arts, Frank and Lolita Valderrama Savage. (more...)

American Tap Dance Foundation Slates Summer Dates for TAP CITY 2017American Tap Dance Foundation Slates Summer Dates for TAP CITY 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), Tony Waag, Artistic/Executive Director, announced today its 2017 line up for TAP CITY, the NYC Tap Festival, July 8 through July 15. (more...)

ATDF Presents TAP CITY, 7/8ATDF Presents TAP CITY, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

 The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), Tony Waag, Artistic/Executive Director, announced today its 2017 line up for TAP CITY, the NYC Tap Festival, July 8 through July 15. The week long festival includes performances by local and international artists, the ATDF Tap Dance Awards, master classes and a “Tap Treasures” tap dance tour, all in celebration of this uniquely American art form right in tap's hometown, New York City.  *Lineup below (more...)

DECFA to Screen Duke Ellington's TV Special A DRUM IS A WOMANDECFA to Screen Duke Ellington's TV Special A DRUM IS A WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will present a special screening of Duke Ellington's rarely seen TV special, A Drum Is A Woman at the Paley Center for Media (25 West 52nd Street) on Friday, March 24, from 3:00 to 4:45 PM. The event is the second installment in DECFA's new MOOD ELLINGTON series of special programs focusing on the musical legacy of Duke Ellington -- America's most productive composer of the 20th century. (more...)

Juilliard Dances Repertory To Show Three Masterworks In March, 3/22-27Juilliard Dances Repertory To Show Three Masterworks In March, 3/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, continues its season with Juilliard Dances Repertory featuring Richard Alston's Sheer Bravado; Nacho Duato'sPor Vos Muero; and Mark Morris's V.  (more...)

Duke Ellington Center for the Arts To Present Series of MOOD ELLINGTON Programs at Paley CenterDuke Ellington Center for the Arts To Present Series of MOOD ELLINGTON Programs at Paley Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA),  founded in 2004 by noted dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, Duke Ellington's granddaughter, will inaugurate its MOOD ELLINGTON series of special programs focusing on the musical legacy of America's most productive composer of the 20th century, at the Paley Center for Media on Fridays, February 24 and March 24, it was announced by DECFA Board Chairman Michael Dinwiddie. The first program in the series will be hosted by Dr. David Schroeder, Chair of NYU Jazz Programs in New York and Paris, and the second program in the series will be hosted by seven-time Grammy nominated percussionist/drummer/bandleader/educator Bobby Sanabria (more...)

Maurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger TheaterMaurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

?He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, presents New Dances: Edition 2016 featuring four world-premiere dances by choreographers John Heginbotham (First-Year Dancers), Katarzyna Skarpetowska, (Second-Year Dancers), Pam Tanowitz (Third-Year Dancers), and Matthew Neenan (Fourth-Year Dancers).  Heginbotham and Skarpetowska are Juilliard alums, and Tanowitz and Neenan are returning as New Dances choreographers.  (more...)

Downtown Music Productions and Howl Gallery Present PINS AND NEEDLESDowntown Music Productions and Howl Gallery Present PINS AND NEEDLES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Mimi Stern-Wolfe's Downtown Music Productions will appear in a revival of Harold Rome's witty satire Pins and Needles, music direction by Stern-Wolfe, stage direction by Larry Marshall, choreography by Mercedes Ellington,Tuesday October 25, 7 PM, at the Howl Gallery, 6 East 1st Street.  (All proceeds will go to the Actor's Fund and HOWL Help.)  With its critically acclaimed score and lyrics, Pins and Needles,  written in 1937, is a unique call for social justice and equity. (more...)

Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Announces 2016 HonoreesLouis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Announces 2016 Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

In recognition of her contributions to music and her work on behalf of others, Dionne Warwick is this year's musician recipient of the What a Wonderful World Award. The annual award will also be presented to a physician, a patient, and a philanthropist who have served to make the world better. The awards are presented by the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. (more...)

Mercedes Ellington Set for Book Signing at Miss Mamie's SpoonbreadMercedes Ellington Set for Book Signing at Miss Mamie's Spoonbread
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Join Mercedes Ellington as we celebrate the publication of her book, 'Duke Ellington: An American Composer and Icon,' co-authored by Steven Brower, published by Rizzoli. (more...)

Maurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger TheaterMaurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

Mercedes Ellington Set for Book Signing at Miss Mamie's SpoonbreadMercedes Ellington Set for Book Signing at Miss Mamie's Spoonbread
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Join Mercedes Ellington as we celebrate the publication of her book, 'Duke Ellington: An American Composer and Icon,' co-authored by Steven Brower, published by Rizzoli. (more...)

24th International Duke Ellington Study Conference Launches Tomorrow in NYC24th International Duke Ellington Study Conference Launches Tomorrow in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The 24th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference will be presented by the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) in New York City starting tomorrow (Thursday, May 19) Duke Ellington and continuing through Sunday, May 22, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Jazz Legends DUKE ELLINGTON and ELLA FITZGERALD Are Celebrated By Performing TRIPLE THREATS In Classy Style at the Friars ClubBWW Review: Jazz Legends DUKE ELLINGTON and ELLA FITZGERALD Are Celebrated By Performing TRIPLE THREATS In Classy Style at the Friars Club
by Victoria Ordin - May 10, 2016

The spirit of jazz legends Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald (with a little Tito Puente) was palpable in the Milton Berle room at New York's Friars Club on April 25 for the second-annual production of Triple Threats. Broadway veterans (including Duke's granddaughter, Mercedes Ellington, who also co-produced the show) joined some of America's most accomplished jazz musicians to celebrate the April birthdays of the music greats and to honor those performers who sing, dance, and act at the highest levels. (more...)

24th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference To Be Held in NYC24th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference To Be Held in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The 24th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference will be presented by the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) in New York City from Thursday, May 19, through Sunday, May 22, 2016, it was announced today by acclaimed dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, Founder and President of the New York based arts organization created in 2004 to further the legacy of her grandfather, the legendary composer/Jazz musician/Orchestra leader, Duke Ellington. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates The April Birthdays of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Tito PuentePhoto Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates The April Birthdays of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Tito Puente
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 26, 2016

Last night Mercedes Ellington granddaughter of Duke Ellington and president and founder of The Duke Ellington Center For The Arts along with co-producer Judi Marks hosted a Triple Threat musical celebration at the legendary Friars Club.  It was a special evening that featured performances of the music of the three giants of Jazz and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

24th International Duke Ellington Study Conference to be Held in NYC, 5/19-2224th International Duke Ellington Study Conference to be Held in NYC, 5/19-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

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