Chicago Jazz Ensemble celebrates Pops

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Chicago Jazz Ensemble celebrates Pops

Postby props4pops on Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:18 am

The American Heritage Jazz Series continues with The Great Summit: The Music of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington on Friday, January 15, at 7:30 pm at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (please join us for a pre-concert discussion with Neil Tesser at 6:30). The Chicago Jazz Ensemble performs Ellington favorites from The CJE’s library and special Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York arrangements of Armstrong classics, including “What A Wonderful World,” “Swing that Music,” and “Stardust.” The CJE’s founder, William Russo, had a special relationship with Ellington; Mr. Faddis performed with Ellington, is a Yale University Duke Ellington Fellow and has presented the Duke’s music around the world. This concert officially kicks off the third annual Louis Armstrong Legacy Program and Celebration (LALPC), Mr. Faddis’ educational initiative for students in Chicago Public Schools.

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