The holiday concert of “Sacred Music by Duke Ellington,” will be presented at 7:30pm on Sunday, December 26th, 2010 at Town Hall Seattle (1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle). This very special event, now celebrating its 22nd anniversary, features the all-star Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with guest vocalists Everett Greene and Nichol Venee Eskridge, the 30-voice Northwest Chamber Chorus, and tap dancer Alex Dugdale.
The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is directed by Ellington scholar Michael Brockman, professor of saxophone at the University of Washington, and Clarence Acox, drummer and award-winning band director at Seattle’s Garfield high school. Many of Seattle’s favorite jazz artists are to be featured, including trumpeters Jay Thomas and Thomas Marriott, pianist Randy Halberstadt, bassist Phil Sparks and many more. The SRJO’s double-album “Sacred Music of Duke Ellington” continues to be widely praised by the national media, including recognition as one of the “Best Recordings of 2006” by audiophileaudition.com.
For the second time, vocalist Everett Greene, a renowned Emmy Award winning vocalist currently recording and touring with the Count Basie Orchestra, joins the cast. Returning for this year’s concert is vocalist Nichol Venee Eskridge (who is also featured on the SRJO’s Sacred Music of Duke Ellington CD), tap-dancer Alex Dugdale a graduate of Roosevelt High School, and the Northwest Chamber Chorus under the direction of Mark Kloepper.
The Sacred Concerts are a long-standing holiday tradition presented by Earshot Jazz, Seattle’s nonprofit jazz organization.
Tickets for the concert are $26 general admission. Discounts available for Earshot members, senior citizens and students.
Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets or by calling 800-838-3006.
More information available at www.earshot.org.