One of Mingus’ most difficult works, “Children’s Hour of Dream,” comes to life in the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps!
At the end of June, the Mingus Big Band traveled to Ottawa, Ontario, to perform in the Ottawa International Jazz Festival.
“The Mingus Big Band picked up the torch. Dedicated to the memory of the iconoclastic bassist and band leader who died in 1979, this 14-piece band performed Moanin’ and Goodbye Pork Pie Hat before deadline. Man, this is fierce stuff, that seems to defy almost every convention of what makes music musical. Sweet band arrangements and Charlie Mingus’ astral sound made for a gorgeous listen.”
–Comments from the Ottawa Sun
Read the review in the Ottawa Citizen!
For a full calendar of weekend events: Mingus Orchestra at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Mingus High School Competition at Manhattan School of Music, and Mingus Big Band at Jazz Standard please visit http://mingusmingusmingus.com/JazzEducation/hscompschedule.html