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April 2017
$12.00 - $30.00

Celebrating Duke’s Birthday Part 1: Stray Horns play Ellington

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Musically Minded Academy, 5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Named for Duke Ellington’s protege and intimate collaborator Billy Strayhorn, this little big band will explore corners of the ducal canon that still resonate in modern music. Trends like Exotica and the Bebop revolution will be shown to have clear precedent in the repertoire of the great Ellington Orchestra. Duke’s unique mastery of song form will be displayed in mash-ups, straight readings and updated approaches. David Slusser - arranger, conductor, soprano and baritone saxophoneAnnelise Zamula - alto saxophoneSheldon Brown -…

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$12.00 - $30.00

Celebrating Duke’s Birthday Part 2: Clarinet Thing plays Ellington

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Musically Minded Academy, 5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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On Duke Ellington's 118th birthday, Clarinet Thing concludes our two week celebration of his musical legacy, as part of the In The Moment Concert Series at Musically Minded Academy in Oakland. Sheldon Brown, clarinetsBeth Custer, clarinetsBen Goldberg, clarinetsHarvey Wainapel, clarinets Clarinet Thing is a quartet of renowned jazz clarinetists featuring Sheldon Brown, Beth Custer, Ben Goldberg, Harvey Wainapel. Clarinet Thing performs arrangements of unusual jazz works and originals on the entire family of clarinets, from the small Eb clarinet up…

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