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12-21 November 2021

Way Out West presents: The Age of Ellington, part 1

Nette Robinson (painting of Duke Ellington

Way Out West presents: The Age of Ellington, part 1

Sun 14 Nov 2021

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The Way Out West Collective presents: The Age of Ellington (Parts 1 and 2) featuring compositions by the Duke as well as those he influenced including Billy Strayhorn, Monk, Mingus, Westbrook and new works by members of Way Out West.

Since his first composition in 1918, Duke Ellington’s influence on jazz, and particularly on writing for his ‘instrument’, the jazz orchestra, has been one of the constants in the development of the music.

Successive generations have been inspired by his writing, including Billy Strayhorn, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and Mike Westbrook, and our EFG/LJF concerts include music by these writers, and new compositions from members of Way Out West.

Uniquely amongst contemporary UK Jazz Collectives, Way Out West emphasizes a multi-generational approach, with membership ranging over eight decades, including bebop pioneer Tony Kinsey, Parliamentary Jazz Award winner Kate Williams, and rising star Tom Millar.

Way Out West staged more than 700 concerts from 2004 to 2020. The Riverhouse Barn is a lovely venue with excellent acoustics, a relaxed atmosphere and an outstanding piano. Today’s pair of concerts marks our return to active promotion in a celebration of the greatest influencer in jazz composition, Duke Ellington.

Chris Biscoe and Pete Hurt – saxophones

Nick Mills – trombone

Emily Saunders – voice

Kate Williams – piano

Dave Jones – bass

Gary Willcox - drums

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Sun 14 November
Stream time / 4:00pm

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£15

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Sun 14 November
Stage time / 4:00pm

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ONLINE (from Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre),

Tickets

£15

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