The Mike Westbrook Big Bands 'Two For The Duke'

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Date start27/04/2012
Date end28/04/2012
Time8pm Sat / 2:30pm Sun
Contact telephone01626 325800
Contact emailEmail Here
VenueThe Yellow Room
AddressHannahs at Seale-Hayne
PostcodeTQ12 6NQ
The Mike Westbrook Big Bands 'Two For The Duke'
Saturday 29th April & Sunday 29th April

Great news for Jazz Fans – The Yellow Room (Hannahs at Seale-Hayne) confirm 2-day Duke Ellington celebration, April 2012
A weekend of Ellington inspired music  in the Devon countryside, featuring two concerts and two programmes...
Saturday April 28th at 8pm - “The Big Band is Back!”
Big Band Classics, including works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn plus Westbrook originals
 Sunday April 29th at 2:30pm -  “The Big Band Birthday”
A Birthday Tribute to the music of Duke Ellington including selections from Mike Westbrook’s acclaimed album ‘On Duke’s Birthday‘
Ticket details: TBC
The Yellow Room
Hannahs at Seale-Hayne
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6NQ
 “Being asked to prepare an Ellington tribute must have been manna from heaven for Westbrook. The result is something totally fresh and vital that brings alive Duke's memory rather than consigns it to a museum. This is music of consummate elegance that recalls the rich harmonies and unusual tones of 'Harlem Airshaft', 'Creole Love Call' and even more so Billy Strayhorn's work for Duke's orchestra.” - Duncan Heining, JAZZWISE