Tacoma Arts Live presents American jazz music from the Duke Ellington Orchestra on November 2 at the Pantages Theater


Tacoma Arts Live presents American jazz music from Duke Ellington Orchestra on November 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Pantages Theater in Tacoma. Tickets start at $ 29 and are on sale now.

Composer, pianist and conductor Duke Ellington has called his music “American music” rather than jazz. During his 50-year career, he composed thousands of scores and performed over 20,000 performances around the world with his orchestra. As one of the founders of big-band music, he remains one of the most influential musical figures, as well as one of the best-known entertainment personalities of the 20th century.

The Duke Ellington Orchestra thrives and celebrates its heritage through technically perfect and brilliant performances. Since his death in 1974, his music has continued to transcend borders and time.

Ellington himself was quoted as saying, “People don’t retire, they are retired by others. This rings true for the late great jazz musician, as the orchestra has performed for 88 years under the direction of three generations of the Ellington family.

During the performance, listen to Ellington’s originals, including, “It doesn’t mean nothing if I don’t have this swing,” “Sophisticated lady”, “Mood Indigo”, “Satin doll” and “In a Mellotone.”

Tickets for the Duke Ellington Orchestra cost $ 29, $ 49, $ 69, $ 85 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call Tacoma Arts Live Box Office at 253.591.5894, toll free at 1.800.291.7593, visit in person at 901 Broadway in the Tacoma Theater District, or online at TacomaArtsLive.org

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Henry R. Wright