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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Duke Ellington and Chaos at Newport

The most famous band in jazz was playing empty rooms in the early 1950s. As jazz fans turned to cutting edge bebop over the old big-band swing, Ellington was forced to pay his band members out of pocket. That all changed at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival and a chaotic night that lives in infamy. Join the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, featuring saxophonist Niall Bakastaad-Legare, as they pay tribute to the remarkable night that revived Duke Ellington’s Big Band, landed him on the cover of TIME Magazine and rocketed him back to super stardom.

Organizer

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
Phone:
204-632-5299
Email:
manager@winnipegjazzorchestra.com
Website:
winnipegjazzorchestra.com

Venue

West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Z8 Canada
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Phone:
204-783-6918
Website:
www.wecc.ca