A FREE MUSICAL CELEBRATION – APRIL 29, 2018
AT THE DUKE ELLINGTON STATUE AT 110THSTREET AND FIFTH AVENUE 1-3 pm
PLEASE JOIN MERCEDES ELLINGTON AND THEDUKE ELLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS (DECFA) IN CELEBRATING THE 119THBIRTHDAY OF DUKE ELLINGTON
The Program will feature the Duke Ellington Center Big Band, jazz vocalists Antoinette Montague and Marion Cowings, performers, Tony Waag, Ethan Fein, Mark Mindek, Ty Stephens, Lynette Washington (Jazzmobile Artist) with the Jazz Power Youth & Tap City Youth Ensemble (American Tap Dance Foundation) & MORE!
The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will celebrate the 119th birthday of Duke Ellington with a Free all-Ellington musical and dance performance on Saturday, April 29, 2018 from 1 to 3 pmwhich 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. The Center 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.
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