THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF DUKE ELLINGTON

Taught by Seth Kibel
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
6 Sessions, January 12 – February 16
Registration deadline: January 11

$169 ($149 for JxJ Donors of certain levels*)

Many would argue (and they would be correct) that Washington DC’s greatest contribution to the world lies not in the accomplishments of any politician but in the enduring art created by one of its most legendary native sons—Edward Kennedy Ellington, better known to the world as “The Duke.”

From his inauspicious beginnings mere blocks away from where the Edlavitch DCJCC now stands, to his commanding presence on the world stage, this course will examine the life, career, and vast musical oeuvre of this pioneering pianist, bandleader, and composer.

Classic recordings, video clips, and live performances from the instructor will bring The Duke’s music to life and have you swingin’ in front of your computer.

Teacher: Winner of 28 Washington Area Music Awards, Seth Kibel is a highly acclaimed clarinet, saxophone, and flute player (The Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music Pilgrim Trio, The Natty Beaux). Kibel also lectures on music history at Johns Hopkins and Towson Universities.