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“Lush Life”
  • where: Palmer Events Center directions
  • conductor: Peter Bay

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn collaborated on some of the most beloved jazz standards of all time, including “Take The A Train,” “Satin Doll” and the legendary Ellington/Strayhorn adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. This orchestra-centered concert features both Ellington hits and the elegant and sophisticated music of Billy Strayhorn all sung by versatile tenor, Bernard Holcomb. All full orchestra arrangements by Jeff Tyzik.

You don’t want to miss this amazing night of music featuring two legends, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn!

Bring your favorite food dish and enjoy this concert in a cabaret style setting.

Table Seating Available November 25, 2019

LUSH LIFE: Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn Program
Arrangements by Jeff Tyzik

It Don’t Mean a Thing
Satin Doll
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Lush Life
In A Mellow Tone
Light from Black, Brown & Beige Suite
Come Sunday
Take the A Train
Chelsea Bridge
Multi-Colored Blue
Mood Indigo
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Nutcracker Suite – Overture

All artists, programs, and dates are subject to change.


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