Charleston Jazz presents: Ellington at Newport

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Charleston Jazz presents: Ellington at Newport

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

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One event on February 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

$25 – $62

By the mid-1950s, Big Bands found themselves in a changed world as Bebop took center stage. Even the Duke Ellington Orchestra, who had creatively dominated the jazz scene from the late 1920s – 1940s, found itself struggling until the historic gig at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. With an electrifying performance, the crowd at Freedom Park was transformed and Ellington’s career was revitalized. Sixty-four years later, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will recreate that notable night in jazz history, one that festival producer George Wein proclaimed as “the greatest performance of Ellington’s career” and one that “stood for everything jazz had been and could be.”

There are two sets of this performance, both on 2/15, at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Charleston Jazz presents: Ellington at Newport

Details

Date:
February 15
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
$25 – $62
Event Category:
Website:
https://charlestonjazz.com/event/ellington-at-newport/

Organizer

Charleston Jazz
Phone:
(843) 641-0011
Website:
charlestonjazz.com

Venue

Charleston Music Hall
37 John St
Charleston, SC United States
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Phone:
843.853.2252
Website:
http://charlestonmusichall.com/