“Nutcracker Suite” presented by CU’s Thompson Jazz Ensemble

08 Nov, 2017

"...the most swinging holiday music you will EVER hear!"

Directed by Paul McKee, CU's award winning big band will perform this amazing jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky's famous score for "The Nutcracker"

The CU Jazz Ensemble has been recognized as one of the nation's outstanding big bands. Graduates of the program have gone on to successful careers as educators and performers. The ensemble plays a wide variety of music each year, ranging from swing era music to the contemporary sounds of the Grammy-winning composer Maria Schneider.

The Nutcracker Suite is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Columbia label in 1960 featuring jazz interpretations of "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhdorn.