It Don't Mean A Thing
Swinging With Duke
Wed, Jul 31, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The Sheffer Family
Concert sponsor
Chuck Redd and company explore the genius of Duke Ellington and his Orchestra just before and during the Swing Era. The first half will focus on the Harlem Renaissance years, 1928 into the 1930s. The second half will feature music from Ellington's Blanton/Webster period and the Swing Era (the early 1940s), and beyond.
It Don't Mean A Thing is one of 6 OFAM 2019 concerts presented twice:
    Evening: Thu, July 25 - 8:00 pm
    Matinee: Wed, July 31 - 1:00 pm
Duke's perpetually innovative compositions and arrangements were enhanced by saxophonist Ben Webster and bassist Jimmy Blanton who helped define a new sound for the band and for big bands in general. The show also features iconic vocal numbers, made popular by Adelaide Hall, Ivie Anderson, Ray Nance, Al Hibler and Ella Fitzgerald.
Event Personnel
Chuck Redd, director, drums, vibes
Siri Vik, vocals
 The Mooche
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 12th Edition
Music by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
 Creole Love Call
(1927) Rhyth-mania
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson
 Old Man Blues
Words & music by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
 Black Beauty
Music by Duke Ellington
 Ring Dem Bells
(1930) interpolated into Check And Double Check
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington
 Mood Indigo
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard
 Hot And Bothered
Music by Duke Ellington
 Black And Tan Fantasy
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley
 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley
 I Must Have That Man
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Jimmy McHugh
Words by Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder - Music by Juan Tizol
 Sepia Panorama
Music by Duke Ellington
 Main Stem
Music by Duke Ellington
 Chelsea Bridge
Music by Billy Strayhorn
 I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Words by Paul Francis Webster - Music by Duke Ellington
 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Words by Bob Russell - Music by Duke Ellington
 Rose Of The Rio Grande
Words by Edgar Leslie - Music by Harry Warren, Ross Gorman
 Passion Flower
Music by Billy Strayhorn
(1959) Anatomy Of A Murder
Words & music by Duke Ellington
 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington
Music by Duke Ellington
 Take The 'A' Train
(1939) interpolated into Reveille with Beverly
Words by Joya Sherrill - Music by Billy Strayhorn
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Barney Bigard, 1906-1980
Ervin Drake, 1919-
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
Ross Gorman, -
Rudy Jackson, -
Hans Lengsfelder, 1903-1979
Edgar Leslie, 1885-1976
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Bubber Miley, 1903-1932
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
Bob Russell, 1914-1970
Joya Sherrill, 1924-2010
Billy Strayhorn, 1915-1967
Juan Tizol, 1900-1984
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Paul Francis Webster, 1907-1984
Ticket/Venue Info
It Don't Mean A Thing Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
AA39.00  35.25  33.25  31.25  19.50 
A35.00  31.50  29.75  28.00  17.50 
B30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
C25.00  22.50  21.25  20.00  12.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

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