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Wax On #7 Duke Ellington

Date
May 23 2018
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The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin,
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The Workman’s Club is hosting a series of intimate monthly listening parties focused on sparking fresh dialogues about some of the most influential jazz musicians to have ever lived. This May, Duke Ellington gets a spin.

The Workman’s Club is hosting a series of intimate monthly listening parties focused on sparking fresh dialogues about some of the most influential jazz musicians to have ever lived. This May, Duke Ellington gets a spin.

Composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington is a man who needs no introduction. One of the founders of big-band jazz, he composed thousands of scores over his incredible 50-year career, honing and perfecting one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in Western music in the process.

Rumoured to write music on the go – much like a journalist writes pithy, urgent scoops – The Duke could often be found composing late into the night in hotel rooms, tour buses and trains, bringing a sense of texture and drama to his work. A true master of the genre, Ellington was known for his ability to bring out the best in his ensemble players, showcasing each one's unique talents within lush arrangements. He would continue to play this 'American music' right up until his final days in 1974.

Don't miss this original and engaging deep dive into Ellington's musical catalogue, moderated by Irish Times music critic Cormac Larkin and a special panel of jazz aficionados.

Tickets
€11.20