Count Meets the Duke jazz concert
The 2nd annual Count Meets the Duke jazz concert will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the PYLUSD Performing Arts Center.
This concert is inspired by the 1961 collaboration between the Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands to record an album entitled, “First Time! The Count Meets the Duke.” Valencia High School’s Jazz I will play in the Count Basie style and Esperanza’s Jazz I will represent Duke Ellington’s band.
The bands will perform some pieces separately and then join together to honor the work of these two giants of jazz with a tribute to this sensational album.
The proceeds from this concert are split between these two music programs to fund student music scholarships, clinicians, commissioning compositions, or equipment.
Tickets cost $10 and are available from your favorite jazz student or by contacting President@ehseu.org.