Mingus Big Band
Friday, January 25, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Bing Concert Hall
$20.00–56.00 (Adult) | $10.00 (Stanford Student)
$18.00–50.40 (Other Student)
$10.00–28.00 (Youth Under 18)
Stanford Faculty/Staff Final-Week Discount is not available for this performance.
“[The Big Band] is digging into the repertoire of Charles Mingus, playing old and new arrangements that capture the best parts of the Mingus legacy: the muscle, the affection for history, the willingness to take chances, the guts and soulfulness.” —The New York Times
Fourteen members strong, with one of the most acclaimed, richly varied, and exhilarating songbooks in the history of jazz, the Mingus Big Band has championed the legacy of the iconic composer and bassist Charles Mingus across a career spanning two decades, ten albums, a Grammy Award (for 2010’s Live at Jazz Standard), and six more Grammy nominations. Mingus’ music possesses an astounding range of expression, from gentle, lush ballads to complex compositional landscapes to rollicking gutbucket blues escapades. With artistic direction by Sue Mingus, the jazz legend’s widow, and arrangements by longtime band-members, the Big Band goes beyond mere homage to tap into the adventurous spirit, artistic focus, and collective musical energy of Mingus’s own ensembles.
Generously funded by The Koret Foundation, the Koret Jazz Project is a multi-year initiative to support, expand, and celebrate the role of jazz in the artistic and education programming of Stanford Live.
Mingus Big Band
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