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KC Jazz Club: Mingus Big Band

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Jazz

Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer, bassist, and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922–1979), who merged gospel and blues to create a soulful feel of hard bop.

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The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer, bassist, and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922–1979), who merged gospel and blues to create a soulful feel of hard bop. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, the 14-piece Mingus Big Band is a regular at the Jazz Standard in NYC and has ten recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for a Grammy Award®.

Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission.

NOTE: Mingus Big Band members will sign CDs in the States Gallery outside the KC Jazz Club following the 9 p.m. performance.