The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University
in collaboration with
Columbia University Office of the President, African American and African Diaspora Studies, English and Comparative Literature, Core Curriculum, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, The SOA Heyman Center & Miller Theater
Such Sweet Thunder: Ellington Plays Shakespeare--Love and Power in Adaptation
A series of public events across the arts inspired by the "tone parallel" between Shakespeare and Duke Ellington
Such Sweet Thunder: A Listening Session
Courtney Bryan, Tulane University
Brent Hayes Edwards, Columbia University
Nicole Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh
Pre show performance with
The Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program Students
Stephanie Chow (guitar), Andre Yan (sax), Paul Torres (bass)
Renowned composers and instrumentalists Courtney Bryan and Nicole Mitchell will join Professor Brent Hayes Edwards for a live listening session featuring the Duke Ellington Orchestra's 1957 recording of Such Sweet Thunder, sharing some of their favorite sections of Ellington's suite and discussing some of the innovative ways Ellington and his collaborator Billy Strayhorn orchestrated their classic "tone parallel" to Shakespeare.
December 2, 2021 7pm
Faculty House 64 Morningside Drive
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Please note that though this is a public event, in accordance with Columbia University's COVID-19 protocols for public health, in-person attendance is restricted to Columbia Affiliates ONLY. All other attendees can attend via the event livestream.
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