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Wednesday 25 February, 8pm
Djanogly Theatre

Theatre & Dance
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£15 (£12 Concession)

THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2009 Rhythm Section: Peter Edwards (piano), Gary Crosby (double bass), Andrew Chapman (drums) Trumpets: Rob Greenwood, Chris Storr, Mark Perry, Laura Jurd Saxophones/Clarinets: Denys Baptiste, Will Gibson, Alam Nathoo, Binker Golding, Oliver Nezhati Trombones: Harry Brown, Ashley Howard, Nathaniel Cross A fantastic musical treat to complement The American Scene exhibition in the Djanogly Art Gallery. On 18 October 1958 Duke Ellington was presented to Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at a private reception to mark the bicentenary of Leeds Festival. So inspired was Ellington by this meeting that he promised to compose a suite in honour of The Queen. Inspired by the beauty and majesty of nature, The Queen's Suite - one of Ellington's most beautiful works which he dedicated to HM The Queen - remained hidden from the public until after Ellington's death when it received its premiere in 1998 in Oldham, UK performed by the Bob Wilber Orchestra.

MOONLIGHTERS RUSH-HOUR CONCERT WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 5.30PM DJANOGLY RECITAL HALL ADMISSION FREE University of Nottingham student big band Moonlighters presents a short concert of music following workshops with members of Tomorrow’s Warriors Jazz Orchestra. With thanks to Michael and Maureen Keywood for supporting student jazz workshops.