Join us for this FREE community concert of stellar songs from Duke Ellington's less-commonly-known Blues in Orbit recording project—released 60 years ago this year. This exciting evening will also feature performances by emerging student artists and the world premiere of "One Giant Leap," a NEWorks-commissioned work celebrating the hidden figures of the Apollo 11 era, composed by celebrated contemporary jazz musician/composer Allyn Johnson, director of jazz studies, University of the District of Columbia, and 2018 recipient of Washington, D.C. Mayor's Arts Award for Distinguished Honor.
Admission is FREE. Register below to reserve seating for our Blues in Orbit concert event.
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PHOTO CREDITS: K. DuBose for NEWorks Productions ▪ Billy Heart for NEWorks Productions ▪ DerekBrad Photography ▪ Nathea Lee, PhotoBravura ▪ Jordan August ▪ Mel Epps ▪
Courtesy of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts ▪ Courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ▪ Courtesy of Vital Voices