“Nutcracker Suite” by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn presented by CU’s Thompson Jazz Ensemble
The “Nutcracker Suite” is Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s masterful arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Join the Thompson Jazz Studies program for a joyful and swinging evening of the hippest holiday music ever!
“Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed-Pipes),” “Peanut Brittle Brigade (March),” “Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy),” “Danse of the Floreadores (Waltz of the Flowers),” “Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance)” and more
Featuring the award-winning Thompson Jazz Studies Concert Jazz Ensemble directed by Paul McKee, which performs contemporary and classic big band repertoire.