NCJRO
North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra

Calendar of Events




 


Enjoy the NCJRO in the intimate setting of a small jazz club.

Two great sets of music
in the Sharp 9 Gallery located at:  
4608L Industry Lane, Durham, NC 27713


Ticket info and directions available at
www.durhamjazzworkshop.org

Cover charge is $15 general public and $10 students.

  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014 ---- NCJRO @ Sharp 9 Gallery
NCJRO to celebrate John Coltrane’s Birthday at Durham’s Sharp 9 Gallery

Time of Concert: 8:00pm

Sponsor: Jazz Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.

Tickets Available at Door one hour before the concert or by calling 919-486-5299 in advance.

Tenor saxophone innovator and jazz giant John Coltrane was born September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, NC. His career included work with jazz giants Johnny Hodges, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis. Coltrane’s saxophone playing and innovative quartet paved the way for jazz to expand in the 1960s. On his birthday the NCJRO will celebrate Coltrane with a big band program featuring such works as Impressions, Central Park West, Naima, Moment’s Notice, Mr. P.C., Lazy Bird, and Exotica.

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 ---- NCJRO @ Sharp 9 Gallery
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014 ---- NCJRO @ Sharp 9 Gallery
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 ---- NCJRO @ Sharp 9 Gallery
Each of these Tuesday night performances begin at 8:00PM and end at 10:00PM.

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• Friday, September 19, 2014, 8:00PM
Kenan Music Building, Room 1201, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Take the ‘A’ Train: A Centennial Celebration of Billy Strayhorn”

Time of Concert: 8:00pm

Sponsor: UNC Department of Music William S. Newman Series and the Jazz Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.

Tickets: $15 G.P./$10 Students, Faculty, Staff: Available at Door one hour before the concert or by calling 919-962-1039 in advance.

Billy Strayhorn, born in Dayton, Ohio in 1915, joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1939. As a teenager, Strayhorn spent his summers in Hillsborough, NC at the home of his grandmother. In a career with Ellington, that lasted until Strayhorn’s death in 1967, Strayhorn served the orchestra as composer, arranger, and fill-in pianist. Strayhorn’s full assimilation of Ellington’s composing and arranging style blurred the line between what Duke wrote and what Strayhorn contributed. For our centennial celebration concert, the NCJRO will present compositions written exclusively by Strayhorn, including Ellington’s 1941 theme song Take the ‘A’ Train, Chelsea Bridge, After All, Isfahan, Tonk, Blue Star, Cashmere Cutie, U.M.M.G.,and Pentonsilic.






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• Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:30PM
Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina Performing Arts Series
Holiday Jazz! NCJRO with Special Guest Vocalist Rene Marie









Click Here For Directions and Parking Information for Memorial Hall, Hill Hall Auditorium and Kenan Music Building

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