Ellington Times Two
On Friday June 8 the Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band and the Duke Ellington Center Big Bandwill perform together for the first time in the concert, “Ellington Times Two.” The concert, which is organized by The Friends of theWoodlawn Cemetery, will feature a selection of Ellington’s iconic works — including a new arrangement of his signature song “Caravan” accompanied by a dance performance by Mercedes Ellington, his granddaughter. Many of the pieces will be played in the Latin rhythms Ellington experimented with, including “Raincheck” as a Jazz mambo and “I’ve Just Seen Her” as a bolero.
“Ellington Times Two”
Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm
The Lovinger Theatre of Lehman College
The Friends of theWoodlawn Cemetery – where Duke Ellington is buried – organized the concert as a celebration of the composer and musician’s enduring legacy.
Tickets can be purchased for $20 at www.thewoodlawncemetery.org or by calling 718-920-1469.