Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Performs Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite
Duke Ellington's Jazzed-Up Nutcracker Performed by Aardvark Jazz Orchestra
Everybody knows the Nutcracker can dance ... but can he swing? Find out the answer when Aardvark Jazz Orchestra performs the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn arrangement of the Nutcracker Suite. Legend has it that Ellington's own band was doubtful when he first announced his intentions to rework Tchaikovsky's ballet. But such fears were unfounded. In one of the most masterful works in Ellington/Strayhorn's long and distinguished collaboration, "The Dance of Sugar Plum Fairy" became "Sugar Rum Cherry," the "Arabian Dance" became "Arabesque Cookie," and "The Waltz of the Flowers" became "Dance of the Floreadores." Now Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, the long-running and acclaimed jazz ensemble, will perform this lush big-band take on the seasonal classic at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
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The last date listed for Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Performs Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite was Saturday December 21, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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