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As announced last month, there will be a virtual DESS Ellington Meeting also this year.
It is organized by the editor of the website on behalf of DESS and with the support of a Program Committee.
The Meeting will take place on April 25, 26, 28 and 29 on Zoom. The language will be English as last year.
The program is ready and available in the Ellington Meeting section of the website.
12 speakers from different strata of the international Ellington community have agreed to make presentations. They will cover areas such as Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein, Ellington Medleys, Ellington’s Experimentation Techniques in New Orleans Suite, Boola, Dance to the Dukeand many more.
Registration will open on March 3.
Following up the success of the Ellington Meeting 2021, DESS and DESScafé have decided to organise another virtual conference for Duke Ellington aficionados and experts next year.
It will take place during the last week of April. Further details will be announced later.
Those interested in making a presentation at the meeting should submit a short summary of what they would like to talk about. The presentations should fit into one of the following themes:
– Ellington compositions and interpretations
– Ellington band members and soloists
– Ellington’s tours and apperances
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of February 2022.
A Program Committee is currently being organised and it will select the presentations before the end of February 2022.
Registration will open 1 March 2022.
There is a page with information about the event on the website. It will be updated regularily.