Portrait of Duke
Part of the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival Jazz

Portrait of Duke

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, with singer Hilary Gardner, strike up a big-band salute to the genius of Duke Ellington.

Celebrate the music and life of Duke Ellington with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks performing classic Ellington arrangements, featuring guest vocalist Hilary Gardner and others. Curated by Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout, whose latest book is the Ellington biography Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, the afternoon will include rare footage of Ellington and a reading by the author.

Hilary Gardner, whose debut album was The Great City, appeared on Broadway as the onstage singer in the Frank Sinatra tribute show,  Come Fly Away. She has performed at Birdland, Cafe Carlyle, Symphony Space and many other venues.


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