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The Ellington Nutcracker

The Ellington Nutcracker is a holiday jazz classic. The creativity of Duke Ellington’s and Billy Strahorn’s arrangements highlight the individual talents of the musicians to make these stand out from other holiday music. From the big xciting bras to the muted brass, the saxophones to the prominent clarinet, this music is signature Ellington.

The music from the original was rewritten and expanded to create the “Harlem Nutcracker” a few years back by Ellington historian David Berger. The Toledo Jazz Orchestra is proud to present to you the original arrangements from Duke Ellington’s classic 1960 recording “The Nutcracker Suit,” featuring dancers from the Toledo School for the Arts.

In addition to the Nutcracker, the band will be performing a number of great holiday big band arrangements from the bands of Gordon Goodwin, Rob McConnell, Tom Kubis and others. Also featured will be arrangements written or the United States Air Force Airmen of Note and the United States Army Jazz Ambassadors. The concert will conclude with some classic Glenn Miller and a special closing number.


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