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The New Washingtonians (The Kennedy Center)

The New Washingtonians

Davey Yarborough, saxophonist, recording artist, and educator, represents a new generation of jazz innovators. While earning his bachelor and master’s degrees in education and performance, he studied flute with the virtuosic Frank Wess and saxophone with the legendary Sonny Stitt. As a performer, bandleader, composer and arranger, he has worked with such jazz figures as Sir Roland Hanna, Keter Betts, Billy Eckstine, Buck Hill, Shirley Horn, Lena Horne, and Joe Williams. Mr. Yarborough has also collaborated with Wynton Marsalis, performing on Marsalis’ Making the Music series on National Public Radio (NPR).

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The New Washingtonians 11/22/08: The New Washingtonians

An 18-piece big band directed by saxophonist Davey Yarborough takes audiences on a musical tour of the early music of Duke Ellington. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz.

The New Washingtonians

An 18-piece big band directed by saxophonist Davey Yarborough takes audiences on a musical tour of the early music of Duke Ellington. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz.

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