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LLI: Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: Ellington, Basie and Bird

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereWednesday, Feb 05, 2020 1:30pmHylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus

Instructor: Jim Carroll

Join one of our favorite presenters and travel back to the swinging Big Band era with the Metropolitan Jazz orchestra as they celebrate the jazz greats of the 20th century. Their performance will feature 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.

Professor Jim Carroll’s background ranges from tours with Michael Jackson to Woody Herman and The Thundering Herd. He received both his undergraduate and graduate training from Indiana University under the tutelage of David Baker and Eugene Rousseau. He has authored several volumes through Hal Leonard’s “Artists Transcriptions” series. Mr. Carroll was a charter member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, in residence at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History. He performed, recorded and toured with the group until 1999, when he assumed the position of Director of Jazz Studies at George Mason University. Mr. Carroll is the founder and artistic director of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Connection.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit

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