BAND of BONES presents
the music of Ellingtonia (Duke, Strayhorn, and Tizol)
and Guest Vocalist
TUESDAY DECEMBER 6th at 8:00 PM
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street
Between Broadway & Columbus
$20 Suggested Donation
Call 646-373-5372 for further info
#1, #2, #3 IRT trains to 72nd St.
“The best big band you’ve never heard about!” HOT HOUSE
“A sound that demands attention!”
are thrilled to present this collaboration of BAND of BONES with the
music of the masters of Ellingtonia and Duke’s granddaughter MERCEDES
Music will include Cottontail, Mood Indigo, A Flower is a Lovesome Thing, Caravan, Perdido, and many more.
Also featuring guest vocalist ANTOINETTE MONTAGUE.
“Mercedes Ellington is a modern day dance pioneer. As a dancer,
choreographer, and teacher, she has contributed significantly to
artistry in the entertainment world.
Daughter of Mercer Ellington, and granddaughter of Duke Ellington, she
made history as the first African-American in the June Taylor Dance
Troupe. Ms. Ellington has appeared in numerous Broadway
productions, including Sophisticated Ladies (featured dancer and
assistant choreographer), No No Nanette, Hellzapoppin’, The Grand Tour,
and The Night that Made America Famous. Other credits include Balle Tap
USA (artistic co-director, later re-named DancEllington), Alvin Ailey
American Dance Center, and she is a noted jazz tap teacher."