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C Jam Blues
Duke Ellington, Beyond Category
Thu, Feb 10 - Sun, Feb 13
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
The Emerald City Jazz Kings led by Glenn Griffith celebrate the music of the incomparable Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington and his orchestra. Glenn's goal for this concert was to have plenty of Ellington's best-knonw and best-loved songs, his classic big band hits, and some other less know pieces, like the two solos piano pieces and "Lightning Bugs & Frogs" from The Queen's Suite. The show also covers music from Duke's Cotton Club era, and from his classic albums and concerts: The Newport Jazz Festival, the Great Paris Concert, Queen's Suite, New Orlean's Suite), and his work with Ella Fitzgerald and with Frank Sinatra. Look for classic songs and instrumentals like "Satin Doll", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "Mood Indigo", "Cottontail", "Perdido", "C Jam Blues", "In A Mellowtone", "Single Petal of a Rose", "Caravan" and more.
Event Personnel
Glenn Griffith, artistic director, leader
Glenn Griffith, trombone
 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(1932) Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Satin Doll
(1953) Johnny Mercer (w) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (m)
Medley 1
 Sophisticated Lady
(1933) Mitchell Parish (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 In My Solitude
(1934) Irving Mills, Eddie DeLange (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 In A Sentimental Mood
(1935) Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington (m)
Medley 2
 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
(1943) Bob Russell (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart
(1938) Irving Mills, John Redmond, Henry Nemo (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
(1940) Bob Russell (w) Duke Ellington (m)
(1953) Duke Ellington (m)
Medley 3
 C Jam Blues
(1942) Duke Ellington (m)
 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
(1941) Ted Persons (w) Mercer Ellington (m)
(1942) Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder (w) Juan Tizol (m)
 I'm Beginning To See The Light
(1944) Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Harry James, Don George (w/m)
 Such Sweet Thunder [Othello]
Music: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
 Mood Indigo
(1931) Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard (m)
 Drop Me Off At Harlem
(1933) Nick Kenny (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Cotton Tail
(1940) Duke Ellington (m)
 Jeep's Blues
(1938) Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges (m)
 Main Stem
(1944) Duke Ellington (m)
 I Ain't Got Nothing But the Blues
(1944) Don George (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 In A Mellotone
(1939) Milt Gabler (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Rockin' In Rhythm
(1931) Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington, Harry Carney (m)
 Lightning Bugs and Frogs
(1959) Billy Strayhorn (m)
 Portrait of Louis Armstrong
(1970) Duke Ellington (m)
 The Single Petal Of A Rose
(1959) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (m)
 Cotton Club Stomp
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 14th Edition Jimmy McHugh (m)
 All I Need Is The Girl
(1959) Gypsy Stephen Sondheim (w) Jule Styne (m)
(1937) Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol (m)
 Take The 'A' Train
(1939) interpolated into Reveille with Beverly Joya Sherrill (w) Billy Strayhorn (m)

February, 2022
Th 10 7:30 pC Jam Blues: Eugene
Fr 11 7:30 pC Jam Blues: Eugene
Sa 12 7:30 pC Jam Blues: Corvallis
Su 13 3:00 pC Jam Blues: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
C Jam Blues Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  -  
A32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  -  
B28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  -  
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  -  
Youth Free0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  -  
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
Collis Wealth Management
Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor