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Mingus Big BandThe Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of the composer and bassist, Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, the 14-piece Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has ten recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards. NEW CD Live at Jazz Standard.
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Mingus OrchestraThe Mingus Orchestra was featured on the Grammy nominated CD Tonight At Noon, performing with Elvis Costello, in 2002. The 10-piece band alternates with the other legacy bands Mondays at Jazz Standard and will tour domestically 2010-2011, made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.
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Mingus DynastyThe 7-piece Mingus Dynasty has rejoined the family of the Mingus Big Band & the Charles Mingus Orchestra in bringing the great legacy of Mingus composition to audiences around the world.
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Mingus Big BandA two-hour composition for 30 musicians written by Charles Mingus and conducted by Gunther Schuller. Performances in 2007 in New York, Cleveland, LA and Chicago.
"Among the most important, prophetic, creative musical statements in the history of jazz." - Gunther Schuller
"The greatest jazz event of the decade." - New York Times 1989
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