We are pleased to announce the first ever Mingus vocal album:
with Ku-umba Frank Lacy and the Mingus Big Band
With lyrics by Charles Mingus, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Costello, and Sue Mingus. It also features Noonlight– a never-before-recorded Mingus composition discovered in the Mingus archives.
Akua Dixon performs Charles Mingus’ composition Haitian Fight Song at the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival. Follow the link to see the performance!
Happy birthday, Charles Mingus! On this day in 1922, Mingus was born on a military base in Nogales, Arizona. He then went on to become one of the great innovators of American music.
The Mingus Big Band & Jazz Standard are highlighted in Nancy J. Brandwein’s article “City of Jazz” in IN NY Magazine’s March issue. Read the full article here.