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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Presented ByHylton Presents
When/WhereSaturday, Feb 08, 2020 8:00pmHylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology

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Ellington, Basie, and Bird

Travel back to the swinging Big Band era with Northern Virginia’s favorite jazz ensemble as they celebrate the jazz greats of the 20th century in a high energy concert. In Ellington, Basie, and Bird, Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra performs a program that features the music of Charlie (Bird) Parker in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth, as well as Count Basie and D.C.’s own Duke Ellington. Artistic Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll—whose illustrious career has included performances with Woody Herman, Nancy Wilson, Maynard Ferguson, and Billy Taylor, among others—leads some of the most remarkable jazz musicians in the metro area. Enjoy this rousing concert of popular jazz hits that promises to raise the roof!

Before the concert, stop by the Hylton Center table in the lobby, say hello to our friendly staff, and vote for your favorite jazz musician for the chance to win two tickets to a 2020-2021 Hylton Presents performance! 

This performance is family friendly.

$46, $39, $28

A pre-performance discussion begins in Merchant Hall one hour prior to the performance.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

Free student tickets will be available two weeks prior to this event.

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