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Jazz Ensemble to perform music of Duke Ellington

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, directed by Anthony D.J. Branker, will open the University jazz program's 35th anniversary season with "The Voice of the Jazz Composer: The Music of Duke Ellington" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The concert will feature music taken from Ellington's "Latin American Suite," "Deep South Suite" and "Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald Suite," plus works such as "Frère Monk," "Harlem Speaks," "Half the Fun," "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue," "Mood Indigo" and Juan Tizol's "Moon Over Cuba," arranged by Ellington.

Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for others. They are available at the Richardson Auditorium box office or through University Ticketing.

For more information on concerts planned for the jazz program's 35th anniversary, visit the program's website.

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