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Teaching Mingus

We are pleased to announce partnerships with Greater New York City area institutions to expand the presence of Mingus in graduate and undergraduate curriculum!  Working with Manhattan School of Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, City College of New York, retired Chair of Jazz Composition at Berklee College Professor Ken Pullig, Professor Conrad Herwig, saxophonist Alex Foster, and other members of the Mingus Bands, our goal is to broaden the understanding and appreciation for Mingus music through workshops, classes and lectures, as well as encourage young musicians to explore his rich legacy.

Mingus Big Band at Caramoor Jazz Festival

Celebrate the Genius of Mingus 1963!

Mingus Big Band plays:

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Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Mingus Plays Piano

Join us to the celebrate the 50th anniversary of these milestone Mingus recordings! At the Caramoor Jazz Festival (Katonah, NY– one hour north of NYC) the Mingus Big Band will revisit the tremendous work of Charles Mingus 50 years ago – in 1963 – when he was in top creative form as a composer, musician, and bandleader. Stuck in the city? Round trip transportation from New York City will be available via the Caramoor Caravan.
For more information, call (914) 232-1252.

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Mingus Dynasty in Italy, April 26 – May 1

Announcing the Mingus Dynasty in Italy!

Sax – Craig Handy
Sax – Brandon Wright
Trumpet – Philip Harper
Trombone – Robin Eubanks
Drums – Adam Cruz
Bass – Boris Kozlov
Piano – Jim Ridl

 

April 26 – Torino, Italy: with Big Band at Piazza Valdo Fusi
http://www.torinojazzfestival.it

April 27 - Mantova, Italy: Auditorium Monteverdi – Conservatorio di Mantova
http://www.mantovajazz.it/

April 28 – Vignola, Italy
http://www.vignolajazzclub.it

April 30 – Ferrara, Italy
http://www.jazzclubferrara.com

May 1 – Milan, Italy: Blue Note Milano
http://www.bluenotemilano.com/

 

Hope to see you there!