One Sunday: October 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class.
Though best known for jazz-based originals such as “Mood Indigo” “Satin Doll," Washington, DC native Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington also composed equally entrancing (though lesser known) titles influenced by nature. We will listen to pieces such as 1927’s “Rainy Nights,” and 1959’s “Sunset And The Mockingbird,” interspersed with quotes by Ellington (and noted critics) about these titles. One Sunday: October 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class.
The World of Duke Ellington, by Stanley Dance
Reuben Jackson is an Archivist with the University of the District Of Columbia’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives. From 1989 until 2009, he was Archivist and Curator with the Smithsonian Institution’s Duke Ellington Collection. Reuben is also the author of a volume of poetry entitled Scattered Clouds (2019, Alan Squire Publishing).
REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.