FREE THEATRICAL MUSICAL TRIBUTE – APRIL 28, 2019
AT THE DUKE ELLINGTON MONUMENT
@ 110TH STREET AND FIFTH AVENUE 1-3 pm
PLEASE JOIN MERCEDES ELLINGTON AND THE DUKE ELLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS (DECFA) IN CELEBRATING THE 120TH BIRTHDAY OF DUKE ELLINGTON
The Program will feature the Duke Ellington Center Big Band led by Frank Owens, vocal stylists Antoinette Montague and Marion Cowings, performers, Tony Waag, Sharon K. Janda, Mark Mindek, Max McGuire, Love Angel, Princess Rivera, Ty Stephens, AC Lincoln, Max Pollak, Tap City Youth Ensemble & MORE!
The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will celebrate the 120th birthday of Duke Ellington with a Free all-Ellington musical and dance performance on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 1 to 3 pm which will be staged at the Duke Ellington statue that stands majestically at the corner of 110th Street and Fifth Avenue – the Gateway to Harlem.
DECFA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing Duke Ellington’s staggering number of musical compositions (over 3,000) into multi-disciplinary theatrical presentations and educational programs, to be performed in many different types of venues all over the globe. DECFA also tries to keep an accurate record of all things Ellington for the benefit of future generations.
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born April 29, 1899 in Washington, DC, and died on May 24, 1974 in New York City. He was America’s most prolific composer of the 20th century in both volume and variety.