Jazz St. Louis Big Band plays Ellington’s Nutcracker

Duke EllingtonCelebrate the Holidays with a special showcase of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite performed by the Jazz St. Louis Big Band! These jazz interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, feature tunes like “Sugar Rum Cherry” (taking the place of “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy”) and “Peanut Brittle Brigade” (taking the place of the mundanely named “March”). Filling out each set will be Ellington/Strayhorn classics like “Take the A-Train,” “Cottontail,” “Koko,” “The Mooche,” and more, all played from the original charts.

Duke-Ellington Nutcracker album cover

style: big band jazz / swing / holiday

 

 

Date Venue Time
12/19/16 - 12/21/16 Jazz at the Bistro 7:30pm
Admission: Tickets start at $25; $10 students. Box office: 314-571-6000. Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103. Buy Tickets
12/19/16 - 12/21/16 Jazz at the Bistro 9:30pm
Admission: Tickets start at $25; $10 students. Box office: 314-571-6000. Address: 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103. Buy Tickets

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One Comment

  1. Verna Ferguson
    Posted November 14, 2014 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Will you be having Tommy Halloran in December.

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