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Roosevelt Jazz Band: Jazz Nutcracker
December 8 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm$13 – $18.00
The Roosevelt Jazz Band performs Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s Jazz Nutcracker on Saturday, December 8th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 pm in Roosevelt’s Performing Arts Theatre, 1410 NE 66th Street | Seattle.
Ticket prices are $18.00 for students & $13.00 for students and seniors and can be purchased here.
We hope you’ll join us as we swing into the holidays with the 2018-2019 Jazz Band under the direction of Seattle Public School’s educator, Scott Brown.
Duke Ellington was a great American composer, pianist and leader of his jazz orchestra. Ellington started working with classical themes in the 1940s and, after hearing Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, enlisted Billy Strayhorn to create a new arrangement; a composition that fuses Tchaikovsky’s original themes with the unique textures and styles of a jazz orchestra. Our Jazz Nutcracker is further enhanced with additional arrangements by Essentially Ellington transcriber, David Berger. We hope The Roosevelt Jazz Nutcracker will become part of your annual holiday traditions.
See you at the show!