ADVERTISEMENT




Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:47 AM EST

Key Largo, FL     68°  / Scattered Clouds


EVENTS

Jazz in the Key of Ellison

Friday, Feb 8, 2019     12:00 PM
(1 month from now)

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL   [+Venue Details]
SHARE THIS EVENT


TAGS
Miami Jazz Downtown Miami South Florida
EVENT DESCRIPTION
Featuring Will Downing, Nona Hendryx, Quiana Lynell, Nicholas Payton, Andy Farber Jazz Orchestra

Jazz in the Key of Ellison is a new concert production inspired by the musical life of America’s iconic writer Ralph Ellison - presented in music, words, and images.

Ralph Ellison, acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning author of Invisible Man, was an accomplished trumpeter who knew Armstrong, Basie, Ellington, Bird, Monk, Miles, Dizzy, and Ray Charles. Black American music was central to his life and to his stories. Join us for a special evening of live music inspired by the jazz world he loved and knew so well, including works by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman and Ray Charles. Readings by special guests from Ellison’s eloquent writing on music will sound throughout the evening.

Jazz in the Key of Ellison will tour in 2019, featuring acclaimed r&b and jazz vocalist Will Downing, Labelle star Nona Hendryx, Grammy winning jazz trumpeter/composer Nicholas Payton, the 2017 Sarah Vaughan jazz vocal competition winner Quiana Lynell, and the Andy Farber Jazz Orchestra.

Ellison shared a long friendship with renowned artist Romare Bearden. Images of Bearden’s artistic works and of the two great friends together will serve as backdrop for portions of the live performance.
TICKETS
$45.00

VENUE INFO
ADDRESS

1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL
33132

MAP OF THIS VENUE





For more information on this event: http://www.arshtcenter.org/Tickets/Calendar/2018-2019-Season/Jazz-Roots/Ellison/
UPCOMING EVENTS

SATURDAY, DEC 15
Craig Robinson

Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach

Event Info

TUESDAY, DEC 18
SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR

Broward Center for Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale

Event Info

SATURDAY, JAN 05
Marlon Wayans

Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach

Event Info

FRIDAY, JAN 18
Toni Tony Tone

Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater, Miramar

Event Info

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

The official site of the Urban Community in South Florida.

Since 2003, Black South Florida has provided business listings, event listings, and tech tips, and an online community for those who live or originate in South Florida or those that travel to South Florida. We invite you to join us and contribute to South Florida's vibrant community.