Little Big Band pays tribute to the great Duke Ellington Orchestra in honor of his 120th birth anniversary. Arranger David Slusser attempts to capture the essence and magic by deploying his talented crew with one ear toward emulation and the other toward innovation. Great soloists weave in and out of the supporting ensemble. Some material is familiar, others recast; plus overlooked gems brought to light.
Saturday at 8 pm
Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conser