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[Photo from the  February 24, 2015 performance.]

February 24, 2015

The quintet performs classic and modern jazz standards led by TSgt Grant Langford.

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U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note

[Photo from the  February 5, 2015 performance.]

February 5, 2015

As part of her Beauty Indestructible tour, the singer performs a unique breed of heartfelt jazz and modern folk.

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Ashley Daneman

[Photo from the  February 3, 2015 performance.]

February 3, 2015

Comprised of full-time students, the ensemble performs standard repertoire, contemporary works, and fun adaptations.

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The Radford University Percussion/Marimba Ensemble

[Photo from the  February 2, 2015 performance.]

February 2, 2015

The Howard University music major and jazz vocalist pays homage to the legendary 1957 recording project, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook, in which Miss Fitzgerald recorded a dozen Billy Strayhorn compositions. The band includes Cyrus Chestnut, piano, Elijah Balbed, saxophones, Eliot Seppa, bass, and Abinnet Berhanu, drums. Presented in collaboration with East River Jazz.

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Imani-Grace Cooper

[Photo from the  January 28, 2015 performance.]

January 28, 2015

Jazz bassist and member of the Jason Moran band Mateen leads the thrilling group—Umar Mateen on drums, Radji Mateen on saxophone, Abdu Mboup on percussion, Hope Udobi plays keyboard, and Samir Moulay, guitar—in African roots music and Afro-Cuban and Malian dance grooves.

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[Photo from the  January 26, 2015 performance.]

January 26, 2015

Three student vocal ensembles present The Many Moods of Ellington. The Mellow Tones, led by pianist and composer Mark Meadows, delights with compelling harmonies and improvisational stylings. The Dukes of Ellington, a young men’s choir (grades 9–12), performs standard literature for men's choirs and is led by Steven M. Allen. Sophisticated Ladies (grades 9–11), led by vocalist Sylvia Twine, offers classical and musical theater selections.

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The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Music Department

[Photo from the  January 25, 2015 performance.]

January 25, 2015

The violinist and Strathmore Artist In Residence offers a gypsy-influenced jazz performance.

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Daisy Castro

[Photo from the  January 23, 2015 performance.]

January 23, 2015

The Afro-Cuban project showcases its mix of Cuban folk music with Latin jazz, world, funk, and son. The program also includes a free Rumba dance lesson with Yudisleidy “Yudi” Valdés at 5 p.m.

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Gato’s Sin Frontera

[Photo from the  January 17, 2015 performance.]

January 17, 2015

The Billboard-charting group tears down all stereotypes of violin-playing by fusing traditional classical technique into performances of R&B, pop, soul, funk, jazz, and more.

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Chelsey Green

[Photo from the  January 13, 2015 performance.]

January 13, 2015

On their first U.S. tour, the Grammy Award®–nominated “Kings of Hawaiian Swing” blend traditional Hawaiian music with big band swing.

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[Photo from the  January 9, 2015 performance.]

January 9, 2015

Longtime Trey Anastasio Band members Ray Paczkowski (Organ & Keyboards) and Russ Lawton (Drums) put a new spin on soul-jazz with their organ-driven funky rhythms, luscious melodies, and leaping improvisations.

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Soule Monde

[Photo from the  January 7, 2015 performance.]

January 7, 2015

The Colombian cumbia troupe dabbles with eclectic folk rhythms and Latin jazz beats, infused by social satire and loads of enthusiasm. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Colombia.

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Puerto Candelaria

[Photo from the  January 6, 2015 performance.]

January 6, 2015

Inspired by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, the Baltimore-based gypsy jazz band led by guitarist Michael Joseph Harris is an acoustic powerhouse.

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[Photo from the  January 3, 2015 performance.]

January 3, 2015

The jazz pianist, composer, and arranger’s group, which plays original works and unparalleled improvisations, features musicians Joe Herrera (trumpet), Marty Nau (alto saxophone), Elijah Jamal Balbed (tenor saxophone), Matthew Niess (trombone), Regan Brough (bass), Harold Summey (drums), and Tim Whalen (piano).

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The Tim Whalen Septet

[Photo from the  January 2, 2015 performance.]

January 2, 2015

The Strathmore Artist In Residence, who plays a six-string electric cello, performs original live-looping compositions accompanied by double bass, violin/viola, flute/sax, and world percussion.

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[Photo from the  December 24, 2014 performance.]

December 24, 2014

The Quintet led by Zachary Smith of the Dixie Power Trio performs original arrangements characterized by 20th century of jazz harmonies and stylings.

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Beltway Brass Quintet

[Photo from the  December 17, 2014 performance.]

December 17, 2014

Saxophonist Marshall Keys brings his very own posse, The Marshall Keys Group, to the Millennium Stage for a jazz performance filled with versatility, emotion, and free improvisations. The group also features Lafayette Gilchrist (piano), with Taurus Mateen (bass) and Lenny Robinson (percussion).

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The Marshall Keys Group

[Photo from the  November 28, 2014 performance.]

November 28, 2014

A Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and a former part-time member of the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown’s band, the saxophonist's 10-piece brainchild blends jazz, Go-Go, funk, R&B, and more in an energetic, hard grooving performance.

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The Elijah Balbed & The JoGo Project

[Photo from the  November 27, 2014 performance.]

November 27, 2014

Dance off that turkey and stuffing at a 1940s-themed Swing Dance Party. Gotta Swing presents a festive program featuring dancing and music by Johnny Boyd. Free swing dance lessons begin at 6 p.m., followed by a dance party from 7–9 p.m.

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Gottaswing , Johnny Boyd

[Photo from the  November 23, 2014 performance.]

November 23, 2014

Jazz pianist Eishin Nose and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi perform selections from their critically acclaimed 2012 live album, The Gate. Presented by the S&R Foundation.

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Eishin Nose's The Gate


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