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THE ‘SUITE’ SOUNDS OF ELLINGTON: The New Orleans + Far East Suites
March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
One event on March 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm
THE ‘SUITE’ SOUNDS OF ELLINGTON: The New Orleans and Far East Suites
As one of the most influential figures in jazz, Duke Ellington created a distinctive big band sound, continuing to play what he called “American music” until shortly before his death in 1974. In the words of Ellington, “music is how I live, why I live and how I will be remembered.” Throughout his 50-year career, Ellington wrote a few long-form multi-movement works, using the suite format to give his jazz a more empowering meaning, resonance and purpose. On March 26, 2022, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will showcase two memorable, vital and innovative suites from Ellington’s late career – The New Orleans Suite and The Far East Suite. Join your CJO for an evening of The ‘Suite’ Sounds of Ellington, a night dedicated to one of the major creative forces in the music of the twentieth century.
This performance is made possible in part by REV Federal Credit Union.
MARCH 26, 2022
TWO SETS: 5PM + 8PM
Senior (65+) and Military Rates
$10 Student Rates Available | Children 6 and under are FREE*
*Must call Box Office for Student/Child Rate at 843.641.0011
Save 10% with a Season Subscription + Save 5% with a Trio Pass Package.
Your ticket purchase will include access to the virtual performance.
If you need assistance or want to purchase a Wheelchair Space + Companion Seat, please call the box office at 843.641.0011.
About the Charleston Jazz Orchestra
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Lewis, has been performing for audiences in the Lowcountry for over 13 years. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is comprised of 18 accomplished jazz musicians and is an entertaining and educational example of the rich history of jazz in Charleston. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra offers a six concert subscription series known for its unique, enthusiastically received performances that contribute mightily to the ever-evolving Lowcountry arts scene. Find out more about the Charleston Jazz Orchestra members HERE.
Watch past Charleston Jazz Orchestra performances HERE.
This concert will be performed at Firefly Distillery on March 25 (View HERE) and will be available as a virtual performance on April 16 (View HERE).