"NUTCRACKER SUITE" BY DUKE ELLINGTON & BILLY STRAYHORN PRESENTED BY CU'S THOMPSON JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Directed by John Gunther, the Colorado University award winning big band will perform this amazing jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky's famous score for "The Nutcracker", Tuesday-December 6th.
The CU Jazz Ensemble has been recognized as one of the nation's outstanding big bands. Graduates of the program have gone on to successful careers as educators and performers. The ensemble plays a wide variety of music each year, ranging from swing era music on CU's annual Spring Swing concert to the contemporary sounds of the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider.
The Nutcracker Suite is an album by bandleader Duke Ellington and composer/arranger Billy Strayhorn recorded for the Columbia label in 1960.
Venue Information: Dazzle Jazz 930 Lincoln Street Denver, Colorado, 80203