2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Program highlights include: BASIE: Corner Pocket DAVIS: Selections ELLINGTON/ STRAYHORN: Chelsea Bridge GOODMAN: Stompin' At The Savoy MINGUS: Selections MONK: Selections STRAYHORN: Selections
You know The Duke! And The Count! But do you know The Baron, The King, The High Priest of Bop, and what about The Prince of Darkness? It's time you make the acquaintance of immortal musicians so iconic they earned aristocratic titles in the prestigious pantheon of jazz royalty. Laissez-les bonnes temps rouler – "Y'all let the good times roll!" – with bottomless bubbly at this Mardi Gras Carnival Champagne Showcase. Be sure to bring along your fabulous party pumps for a little "Stompin' at the Savoy."
You won't want to miss our special feature on the music of the great Billy Strayhorn, one of the first and few openly gay composers of his time.