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Tucson Jazz Festival: The Mingus Dynasty, The Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band Two Front Orchestra Tickets $90 value for $45 (Value $90)
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The Mingus Dynasty, a nimble and expert seven-piece band, was the first band Sue Mingus organized after her husband Charles Mingus’ death in 1979. Although big bands like the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey bands had continued to perform after their leader passed on, a similar legacy never existed for smaller ensembles. Because Mingus always said he was first and foremost a composer, and because he left behind over 300 compositions that deserved to be played, a band carrying on his music became a natural, if unanticipated, mission. For the sake of authenticity, the first Dynasty bands were expected to include only musicians who had actually performed with Mingus – except for the bass player of course. Today, nearly 40 years later, the rich legacy of Mingus music ignites the bandstand while new generation of musicians –many of them not even alive during the composer’s lifetime –add their individual voices and continue to interpret and build on his compositions. They will be performing the music of Mingus’ seminal work “Tijuana Moods,” recorded in 1957 but not released until 1962.
Opening is the award-winning Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Big Band with special guests Lew Tabackin and Dennis Rowland.
Valid for Jan. 19th 7:30 pm show only.
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Balcony Seating: 2 tickets for the price of 1.
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The Mingus Dynasty, a nimble and expert seven-piece band, was the first band Sue Mingus organized after her husband Charles Mingus’ death in 1979. Although big bands like the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey bands had continued to perform after their leader passed on, a similar legacy never existed for smaller ensembles. Because Mingus always said he was first and foremost a composer, and because he left behind over 300 compositions that deserved to be played, a band carrying on his music became a natural, if unanticipated, mission. For the sake of authenticity, the first Dynasty bands were expected to include only musicians who had actually performed with Mingus—except for the bass player of course. Today, nearly 40 years later, the rich legacy of Mingus music ignites the bandstand while new generations of musicians—many of them not even alive during the composer’s lifetime—add their individual voices and continue to interpret and build on his compositions. The band comprises Abraham Burton, tenor saxophone; Alex Sipiagin, trumpet; Ku-umba Frank Lacy, trombone; Helen Sung, piano; Boris Kozlov, bass and Donald Edwards, drums. They will be performing the music of Mingus’ seminal work “Tijuana Moods,” recorded in 1957 but not released until 1962. Music from the original LP includes: "Dizzy Moods" “Ysabel's Table Dance," "Tijuana Gift Shop," "Los Mariachis” and “Flamingo” (by Ted Grouya). This performance is part of a tour organized by the Western Jazz Presenters Network.
Tucson Jazz Festival Location:
Fox Theatre 17 West Congress Street
Tucson, Arizona, 85701, US Phone: 520-547-3040 Get Directions
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