Another great Jazz moment at La Maison d'Art to celebrate the Great Jazzmen who played and made Harlem famous!
Elise Wood and her Jazz Quartet "Luminous" took us on an incredible evening of the Great Duke Ellington's music to celebrate HIS BIRTHDAY and his legacy!
Marvin Horne: guitar
Harvie S: Bass
Steve Williams: drums
Elise Wood: flute & alto flute
Guest singer: Tony Hewitt
Guest Musicians: Larry Corbin, Guitar - Chip Shelton, Soprano Saxophone
"Duke Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category. He remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music and is widely considered as one of the twentieth century's best known African American personalities. As both a composer and a band leader, Ellington's reputation has increased since his death, with thematic repackaging of his signature music often becoming best-sellers. Posthumous recognition of his work include a special award citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board"