Hear Mingus’s composition “Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting” in Martin Scorsese’s latest film “The Wolf of Wall Street” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. This movie follows the true story of Jordan Belfort from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Other recent placement of Mingus’s music include:
AD: Nate Berkus for Target — Better Git Hit In Your Soul
FILM: People Like Us (Dreamworks) — Boogie Stop Shuffle
FILM: Regeneration (Green Light) — Haitian Fight Song
TV: Cold Case (Warner Brothers) — Haitian Fight Song
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.
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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.
Announcing the Charles Mingus Mosaic Collection:
The Jazz Workshop Concerts– 1964-65, Limited Edition 7-Disc Set
Said Mingus himself: “On stage, I could feel the presence of my musicians like they were touching me…. I just wish I could give you that picture, that moment at Monterrey along with the music.”
Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPR says “It’s a monumental example of how a jazz great dedicated his life to his art… We hear humor… We hear protest… A lot happened in and around Charles Mingus’ career around 1964-65… it’s no stretch to say you can hear it all in the music he made then.”