Join the The Jazz Edge Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Thomas Moore, The Legend Singers Choral Ensemble, Inc., under the direction of Dr. Doris Wilson and special guest pianist, Mr. Reginald J Thomas, Coordinator of Jazz Studies-Northern Illinois University, as we honor the incomparable Mr. Duke Ellington. In the last decade of his life, Ellington wrote three Sacred Concerts; in 1965, 1968 and 1973 respectively. These massive works combined elements of jazz, classical music, choral music, spirituals, gospel, blues and dance.He said it was the most important music he’d ever written.
This concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be asked of the audience.