Festival Musical(s)
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  • Personnel
  • Program
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
Will Anderson, reeds
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
James Zollar, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Matt Hettwer, trombone
Ted Rosenthal, piano
Matt Witek, drums
Tom Wakeling, bass
Frank Vignola, guitar
 The Mooche
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 12th Edition - Duke Ellington, Irving Mills (m)
 Creole Love Call
(1927) Rhyth-mania - Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson (m)
 Old Man Blues
(1930) - Duke Ellington, Irving Mills (w/m)
 Black Beauty
(1928) - Duke Ellington (m)
 Ring Dem Bells
(1930) interpolated into Check And Double Check - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Mood Indigo
(1931) - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard (m)
 Hot And Bothered
(1928) - Duke Ellington (m)
 Black And Tan Fantasy
(1927) - Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley (m)
 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
(1927) - Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley (m)
 I Must Have That Man
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928 - Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
(1942) - Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder (w) Juan Tizol (m)
 Sepia Panorama
(1940) - Duke Ellington (m)
 Main Stem
(1944) - Duke Ellington (m)
 Chelsea Bridge
(1941) - Billy Strayhorn (m)
 I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
(1941) - Paul Francis Webster (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
(1940) - Bob Russell (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Rose Of The Rio Grande
(1922) - Edgar Leslie (w) Harry Warren, Ross Gorman (m)
 Passion Flower
(1944) - Billy Strayhorn (m)
(1959) Anatomy Of A Murder - Duke Ellington (w/m)
 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(1932) - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington (m)
(1939) - Duke Ellington (m)
 Take The 'A' Train
(1939) interpolated into Reveille with Beverly - Joya Sherrill (w) Billy Strayhorn (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
It Don't Mean A Thing Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
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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