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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 3:00 pm

The Tucson Jazz Society is pleased to present the second of two live Webcasts: Modern Ellington with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. All ages are welcome. Please join us for this outstanding event, held on Friday, June 6 at 5 p.m. at Pima Community College's Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., in the Amethyst Room.

Duke Ellington is the foundation of Jazz at Lincoln Center's aesthetic. On this program, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis draws from its already deep well of Ellingtonia with arrangements that shed light on the depth and complexity of the maestro's all-modernistic-all-the-time corpus. His music was known for its unique ability to illuminate any setting, from the night club, to the dance hall, to the concert hall.

The New York Times refers to "Ellington's ability to mash together, like some improbably graceful garbage compactor, stylistic elements from all eras, from jazz, classical, folk and any other idioms that happened to strike his fancy" Ellington's distinctly democratic vision sets the stage for an evening sure to be modern in many contexts. "The Clothed Woman," a rarely heard yet accomplished work, will be featured.

Join in a Live Video Conference after the show and interact with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, including Wynton Marsalis.

FREE Admission for Tucson Jazz Society members.

$2.00 Students & Seniors

$5.00 General Public

Limited seating. Please let us know if you will attend. RSVP to info@tucsonjazz.org

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