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Jazz at the MACC - Music of Duke Ellington

Music of Duke Ellington

Get ready to be transported to the golden era of jazz as we pay tribute to the legendary Duke Ellington, one of the most influential figures in the history of the genre. Gulf Coast Jazz Collective will showcase the timeless compositions and unparalleled talent of Duke Ellington. Known for his sophisticated arrangements, innovative harmonies, and captivating melodies, Ellington’s music has left an indelible mark on the jazz landscape. Prepare to be enchanted by a lineup of exceptional musicians who will breathe new life into Ellington’s iconic works. From the swinging rhythms of “Take the ‘A’ Train” to the haunting beauty of “Mood Indigo,” every piece performed will be a testament to the genius and artistry of Duke Ellington. The stage will come alive with the sounds of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section that will transport you to the vibrant jazz clubs of the past. The musicians will infuse their own unique styles and improvisations into Ellington’s masterpieces, creating an evening of music that is both nostalgic and fresh. Whether you are a long-time fan of Duke Ellington’s music or new to the world of jazz, “Jazz at the MACC: Music of Duke Ellington” offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the magic of his compositions in a live setting. Prepare to be swept away by the rich tapestry of sounds and emotions that defined Ellington’s signature style. Join us as we celebrate the enduring legacy of Duke Ellington and the timeless allure of his music. Let the sounds of jazz fill the air and take you on a journey through the extraordinary world of “Music of Duke Ellington.”

Date & Time

February 15, 2024

7:00PM - 9:00PM


Music & Arts Community Center - 13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers, FL, 33912 13411 Shire Ln Fort Myers 33912 FL US

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