On Monday, April 24th, the Charles Mingus Institute and the Jazz Standard will join forces to celebrate the life and work of one of the most important figures in twentieth century American music: accomplished composer and bassist, Charles Mingus. In honor of what would be his 95th birthday, the event will showcase Mingus classics as well as unrecorded arrangements of his compositions, anecdotes from guest speakers, and an exhibit of never-before seen photos and artifacts.
Monday, April 24, 2017. Music will be performed by the Grammy Award-winning Mingus Big Band at 7:30 p.m. and by the Mingus Orchestra at 9:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets, visit JazzStandard.com or call 212.576.2232.
Jazz Standard is located at 116 E. 27th btw Park & Lex, New York City, Train 6 to 28th Street, (212) 576-2232SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS
MINGUS BIG BAND at Jazz Standard
Set 7:30pm. $25
MINGUS ORCHESTRA at Jazz Standard
Set 9:30pm. $25
GUEST SPEAKERS at Jazz Standard
8:30pm & 10:30pm. MINGUS BIG BAND
Trumpet: Jack Walrath
, Tatum Greenblatt
, Philip Harper
; Saxophone: Wayne Escoffery
, Ron Blake
, Alex Foster
, Abraham Burton
, Jason W. Marshall
; Trombone: Frank Lacy
, Conrad Herwig
, Dave Taylor
; Drums: Donald Edwards
; Bass: Mike Richmond
; Piano: David KikoskiMINGUS ORCHESTRA
Alto Saxophone / Flute / Soprano Saxophone: Alex Foster; Tenor Saxophone: Wayne Escoffery; Trumpet: Jack Walrath; Trombone: Frank Lacy; Drums: Donald Edwards; Bass: Mike Richmond; Bassoon: Michael Rabinowitz
; French Horn: John Clark
; Guitar: David Gilmore
; Bass Clarinet: Jason W. MarshallGUEST SPEAKERS
Janet Coleman, Sy Johnson, Sue Mingus, Jack Walrath
THE CHARLES MINGUS INSTITUTE, a 501c(3) Incorporated in New York November 26, 1986, is devoted to expanding and promoting the legacy of composer Charles Mingus though performance, education, publishing, and archival preservation.
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