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Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

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The Yardbird Suite has been Edmonton's jazz venue since 1957.  It is the performance venue of the Edmonton Jazz Society, and is  an intimate,…

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THE YARDBIRD SUITE ALL-STARS PRESENT DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER SUITE
Directed by Craig Brenan
From Edmonton and Calgary


BEST OF ALBERTA SERIES


Jim Brenan, Jerrold Dubyk, Sarah Matheson, Ray Baril, Mike Gardner - woodwinds
Craig Brenan, Matt White, Ken Read - trombones
Sergio Rodriguez, Doug Berner, Jared Greeve - trumpets
Chris Andrew - piano
Jeff Johnson - bass
Jamie Cooper - drums

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018
Doors at 1:00 p.m.; Show at 2:00 p.m.

For a twist on seasonal classics, nothing beats the Nutcracker Suite by Duke Ellington. The Duke jazzed the titles of Tchaikovsky's legendary score -- "Dance of the Reed Pipes" became "Toot Toot Tootie Toot," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" was rechristened "Sugar Rum Cherry" -- and added swinging brass and colorful solos to the familiar tunes. The whole suite is filled with holiday joy. The afternoon will feature the complete suite as well as a selection of swingin' holiday jazz standards.

Tickets - $26.00 for EJS members; $30.00 for non-members/guests (plus applicable fees)

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