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Tuesday Nite Big Band to perform music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

jazz frontPalm Beach State College’s Tuesday Nite Big Band will perform “Sweet Pea and the Duke – The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn” at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25.

The Feb. 18 performance will be held in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus and the Feb. 25 performance will be at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. Admission is $15. Students, faculty and staff tickets are $5.

The concert will spotlight Duke Ellington and his musical alter ego, Billy Strayhorn, in an evening of big band music. Selections from the concert will include some of the Ellington’s most famous pieces such as “Harlem Air Shaft,” “Cottontail” and “Rockin’ in Rhythm,” as well as Strayhorn’s arrangement written for the Ellington Band of Edvard Grieg’s “The Peer Gynt Suite.”

The Tuesday Nite Big Band is composed of students and community professionals. They perform under the direction of Associate Professor David Gibble. For more information, call the Duncan Theatre box office at (561) 868-3309 or the Eissey Campus Theatre box office at (561) 207-5900.

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