Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Celebrate Billy Strayhorn!

Suite Life: A Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash

Saturday, November 28 | 8 PM | Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue

$15 Advance | $20 Door | $10 zipcode 15206 | $5 Students & Artists

Give thanks for jazz on Thanksgiving weekend! Celebrate the birthday of Billy Strayhorn - a native of Pittsburgh, a great composer and pianist, and the man responsible for many of Duke Ellington’s most famous jazz numbers, including “Take the A Train.” Performances of Strayhorn’s finest music come from Pittsburgh’s finest performers - The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir; Spoken Word Artist Vanessa German; Trumpeter Sean Jones Quintet, with guest steelpan artist Phil Solomon. Join us in celebration of an American treasure - Billy Strayhorn.

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