Today’s Gig – Dec 14, 2014: Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra plays Ellington’s Nutcracker

This evening, I’ll be playing the Duke Ellington version of the “Nutcracker Suite,” by Tchaikovsky, with the Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra. The concert is held at Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church, located at 85 S. Oxford St. in Brooklyn, NY; we begin at 5pm. There are some tickets available at the door, priced at $25. Come on out and enjoy some great music played by an incredible band – it sounded fantastic in rehearsal!

By a happy coincidence, today is also the 94th Birthday of the great Clark Terry, who played on the original record of these arrangements with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Happy Birthday, CT!!

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