April 24, 7 - 10 p.m.

Duke Ellington & Charles Mingus Screening

Iconic performances from Jazz greats, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus

Note: This is a past event. For upcoming events, click here.

Duke Ellington Feature

Featuring the earliest-known filmed full-length concert by one of the 20th Century's greatest songwriters and bandleaders. Filmed at Amsterdam's famed Concertgebouw, this 8-minute concert features the 16-piece Duke Ellington Orchestra two years after their stunning performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival.

Charles Mingus Feature

Showcasing three exceptional concerts performed in April 1964 featuring his most celebrated lineup – Jaki Byard, Dannie Richmond, Johnny Coles, Clifford Jordan and Eric Dolphy. Recorded within an eight-day span, less than three months before Dolphy's death, the three concerts showcase Mingus's visionary leadership and the band's incredible depth and diversity.

Learn more about this iconic bassist, composer, and bandleader - Why Mingus Matters: An Intro to the Music and Legacy of Charles Mingus

Suggested Entertainment Fee

With the goal of providing amazing hospitality with minimal rules, the Blue LLama Jazz Club doesn't have a mandatory cover charge when featuring local and regional artists. However, our mission is to bring the best talent to our community and you will see a “suggested entertainment fee” line on the check. While it's not required, you're welcome to add the suggested amount per person to help us continue our mission of presenting amazing music five days a week on the Blue LLama stage.
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