Saturday, December 29, 2007
Concert of Sacred Music
by Duke Ellington
The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
w/ guest vocalist Dee Daniels and James Caddell and the Northwest Chamber Chorus
First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 7:30 pm
1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue WA (directions)
Buy Tickets online or call (206) 547-6763
Ellington’s wonderful “Sacred Music” is both serious and swinging. It is a reverent and hip body of jazz composition, written late in his career, for jazz big band, vocal and instrumental soloists, gospel choir, and tap dancers.
For the past 18 years Earshot Jazz has presented an annual concert of Ellington’s Sacred Music. The concert features the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, co-directed by Michael Brockman and Clarence Acox. Many of Seattle’s favorite jazz artists are featured on this special concert as well as vocalists James Caddell & Dee Daniels.