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Remarkably, back in 1966 jazz legend Duke Ellington arrived in downtown Phoenix with his big band where they performed his concert of “sacred music” with the Trinity Cathedral Choir. This pivotal work signified a new musical movement – one that combined jazz and spirituality, exhibiting Ellington’s showmanship and his deep religious faith. Now exactly 50 years later, we recreate this momentous event for its historic anniversary. Joined by the 16-piece MCC PAC Jazz Ensemble, this spectacular concert features pieces from Ellington’s ground-breaking program of sacred music.

Tickets

Read program notes by Dr. Christopher J. Wells >


SOLD OUT! NOVEMBER 12, 2016 I 3:00 pm Saturday- CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral I 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
*The box office will open at 2:00 pm in the Olney Art Gallery. Doors for seating will open at 2:15 pm.

SOLD OUT! I NOVEMBER 12, 2016 I 7:30 pm Saturday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral I 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
*The box office will open at 6:30 pm in the Olney Art Gallery. Doors for seating will open at 6:45 pm.
This concert is presented in memory of John Charles Pritzlaff Jr. and Mary Dell Olin Pritzlaff.

NOVEMBER 13, 2016 I 3:00 pm Sunday – EAST VALLEY
Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center I 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa – EAST VALLEY
Parking map of MCC PAC >
*The box office will open at 2:00 pm in the lobby. Doors for seating will open at 2:15 pm.


Leading up to the 50th Anniversary, the Phoenix arts community hosts Ellington-themed events, including an art exhibit, jazz performances, film screenings and a lecture.

Duke Ellington Events