2014/7/11,12 Oregon Bach Festival

July 12 2014 New video from the Newmark Theatre 2014 Oregon Bach Festival Presents 2 Venues, 2 Concerts DUKE ELLINGTON AND THE HARLEM JAZZ Eugene's CRAZE - SILVA MUSIC HALL (7/11/14) 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (tickets) Portland's NEWMARK THEATRE (7/12/14) 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (tickets)

Duke Ellington and Art Abrams (photo credit)

As towering a figure as any in the history of American music, legendary composer and bandleader Duke Ellington wrote music that combined profound musical innovation with undeniable popular appeal. A central figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, he absorbed influences from his jazz contemporaries as well as from Delius, Debussy and Ravel, and went on to write key parts of the soundtrack to American life for a half century. Australian composer Percy Grainger wrote, “The three greatest composers who have ever lived are Bach, Delius and Duke Ellington.” Narrator Jamie Bernstein emcees an evening of his music with conductor Michael Barrett and Portland’s Art Abrams Swing Machine - Oregon Bach Festival Website

Portland Newmark Theatre (tickets) ART ABRAMS SWING MACHINE WILL BE PLAYING ELLINGTON WITH Oregon Bach Festival Michael Barrett, and Jamie Bernstein MC’ing. The soloists are: Janis Siegel (Manhattan Transfer) and Darius de Haas. Jamie Bernstein MC, and Michael Barrett, conductor. Eugene's Craze - Silva Concert Hall Friday 07-11-2014 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Concert Duke Ellington and the Harlem Jazz (tickets) Portland's Newmark Theatre Saturday 07-12-2014 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Concert Duke Ellington and the Harlem Jazz (tickets)


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