Detroit, MI 48201
Detroit Jazz Festival Community Series Presents the Sacred Music of Duke Ellington
Detroit Jazz Festival and Guest Conductor David Berger Celebrate Black History Month at Orchestra Hall
This event marks the inaugural program under new artistic director and native Detroiter, Chris Collins. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Wayne State University also have provided support for the event.
Featured Detroit artists performing at the event include vocal soloists Alice Tillman, Theodore Jones, Thornetta Davis and Ursula Walker; as well as Alvin Waddles on piano, Marion Hayden on bass and Johnny Trudell, Dwight Adams and Walter White on trumpets. Berger also will lead a Detroit all-star big band and 100 plus voice choir combining singers from throughout the city with the Wayne State University Symphonic Choir and the Detroit Choral Society.
Press release: http://www.music.wayne.edu/files/duke_ell_concert.pdf