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Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite
December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UC CCM Patricia Corbett Theatre$15 – $20
The CCM Jazz band wants to brighten your holiday with a Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite
Jump and jive with CCM’s jazz band this fall as they perform a swinging Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite. In addition, enjoy stunning choreography from CCM Musical Theatre’s Stars of Tomorrow.
The concert is set for December 2, 2018 at 4 p.m. General admission tickets are $20, $15 for non-UC students, and free for UC students. Tickets are available to purchase online, by phone at 513-556-4183 or at the Box Office. The Box Office is in the CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium. It is open Monday through Friday 12:30-6p.m. and Saturday from Noon – 4 p.m.
Purchase your tickets today and enjoy a one-of-a-kind performance from the CCM Jazz ensemble, Jazz lab and orchestra.
About CCM Jazz Studies
The Jazz Studies Program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is for students seeking a professional career in jazz and related fields of contemporary music. Furthermore, the philosophical objective is to develop the special talents of the creative jazz artist as well as the flexible skills required of the successful, well-rounded musician. Also, CCM is the largest single source of performing and media arts events in Ohio. Its annual calendar hosts nearly 1,000 events.
About Duke Ellington
In the 1920s, Ellington performed in Broadway nightclubs as the bandleader of a sextet, a group which in time grew to a 10-piece ensemble. Ellington sought out musicians with unique playing styles, such as Bubber Miley. Miley used a plunger to make the “wa-wa” sound, and Joe Nanton gave the world his trombone “growl.” At various times, his ensemble included the trumpeter Cootie Williams, cornetist Rex Stewart and alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges.
Also, Ellington made hundreds of recordings with his bands, appeared in films and on radio, and toured Europe on two occasions in the 1930s.