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The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Duke Ellington & The Chaos of Newport

November 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Duke Ellington & The Chaos of Newport – November 3, 2021 at 7:30pm

The most famous band in jazz was playing empty rooms in the early 1950s. As jazz fans turned to cutting-edge bebop over the old big-band swing, Ellington was forced to pay his band members out of pocket. That all changed at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival and a chaotic night that lives in infamy. Join the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, featuring saxophonist Niall Bakastaad-Legare, as we pay tribute to the remarkable night that revived Duke Ellington’s Big Band, landed him on the cover of TIME Magazine, and rocketed him back to superstardom.

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The West End Cultural Centre believes a healthy community is at the heart of everything we do. In accordance with the Manitoba Government and Manitoba Health protocols –

  1. All performers, crew, staff, volunteers, and patrons must show proof of vaccination and photo ID before they can enter the venue.
  2. Face masks are required on all WECC premises. Please wear your mask when not seated at a table and/or when not drinking or eating.

These practices are meant to keep all of us safe to enjoy all the art and music that Winnipeg has to offer.

Venue

West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B1Z8 Canada