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Mar 23

7:30 p.m. @ Wheelwright Auditorium
$5 CCU students, $10 CCU staff/faculty

Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra
An Evening of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

    Sunday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
    Wheelwright Auditorium

Join a blend of local talent and CCU faculty for an evening of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. This program is devoted to the music of these two jazz legends, considered to be two of the most important American composers in any style of music. The performances will highlight a set of big band jazz performances.

The concert will be directed by Chris Connolly, CCU teaching associate of low brass. He has performed with such acts as the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Bill Mobley’s Big Band. The Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra is a professional big band, dedicated to preserving the art of Big Band Jazz and comprised of professional musicians, mostly from the Myrtle Beach area. The band includes CCU faculty members Matt White, Dan O'Reilly and CCU alumnus Simon Harding, a jazz musician based in Charleston.

Contact Wheelwright Box Office, 843-349-2787 for additional information