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“SWINGING SUITES” The PEER GYNT Suite as Re-Imagined by DUKE ELLINGTON featuring The Justin Varnes Trio with The Atlanta Chamber Ensemble
January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Home to so many famous melodies, such as “Morning Mood” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite was composed in 1875, and then re-imagined in a jazz setting by Duke Ellington in 1960.
Come hear the two versions played side-by-side, along with commentary on how Ellington was able to twist the famous classical suite into a set of swinging and soulful jazz.
Lynn King – Oboe
Luke Weathington – Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet
Tim Pitchford – Trombone
John Sandfort – Tenor Saxophone
Nick Rosen – Piano
Kevin Smith – Bass
Justin Varnes – Drums