The NSO Pops Pay Tribute To Duke Ellington, More
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A self-taught musical prodigy, George Benson quickly established himself as a premier guitarist in the jazz genre. Then, to the astonishment of critics and the delight of fans, he began singing, pushing his act to pop stardom with hits like "On Broadway," "The Greatest Love of All" and "In Your Eyes." Along the way, he's earned 10 Grammy Awards and been named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. Spend an evening under the stars listening to this icon with the magic fingers and silky-smooth voice perform all your favorites. He'll be joined by teen jazz guitar sensation Andreas Varady, who's been hand-picked for management by the legendary Quincy Jones. Learn More
When you go to an event at the Kennedy Center, make certain to see what is playing at the Millenium Stage. A free performance is offered at 6:00 every night. I saw a wonderful set of Broadway show tune sung by very talented students from Catholic University.NSO: Koh Plays Barber info • Nov 01 2013 star this tip starred
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A little bit like Thanksgiving dinner itself---some of this, some of that, and you can't decide which part you like best. The stage was FULL, w/ performers fairly well crammed up there, but they didn't seem to mind. The only bummer was that I...continued
The concert features The Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band. Of the U.S. Army’s premier touring jazz orchestra, Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch says “the caliber of their musicianship is so fantastic…they’re the crème de la crème.” For nearly four decades, this rousing big band has received great acclaim both at home and abroad. The Statesman raves, “The Jazz Ambassadors held the audience in its thrall…It required utmost constraint not to literally jump up and down to the rhythm.”
p. With Hamlisch and the NSO Pops, The Jazz Ambassadors perform music by three DC jazz legends: Duke Ellington, ragtime composer James Reese Europe, and the Kennedy Center’s own Dr. Billy Taylor. The program will also include Dr. Billy Taylor as a special guest, as well as pianist Christian Sands, vocal jazz ensemble Afro Blue, and a special guest female vocalist.
Part of Jazz in DC, the Center’s weeklong celebration curated by Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz.
About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.