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Ellington 2021

Duke Ellington Society of Sweden (DESS) and DESScafé will organise an Ellington 2021 Meeting April 29 and May 3, 5, 7.

It is a Zoom-based event building on the experience of DESScafé launched in October last year as a place for DESS members to meet and listen to Ellington music.

The Ellington 2021 event will offer presentations by leading Ellington experts on different aspects of his music.

Themes like Ellington – The Composer, Ellington On Records, Performing Ellington and Ellington’s Sidemen will be covered in the program.

It will also include reflections on Ellington’s music in today’s world and in the future.

Daily sessions will last three hours and take place from 7 PM to 10 PM CET. The time has been chosen to make it convenient for Ellington friends in as many time zones as possible to attend the event.

The organising committee responsible for the event is composed of

Ulf Lundin – Editor ellington.se and DESScafé owner, Bo Haufman – Chairman of DESS and Editor of the DESS Bulletin, Göran Wallén – Founder of DESS and Member of the DESS Board and Anders Asplund – Co-editor of ellington.se and Treasurer of DESS.

The Committee have valuable and much appreciated support and advice from a Program Advisory Group with Ian Bradley (London), Marilyn Lester (New York, NY) and Joe Medjuk (Santa Barbara, CA) as members.

Final draft program

To contact the organisers: ellington2021@outlook.com.






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