Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Kings of Swing:
Chamber Jazz 1927-1940

An upcoming concert in London, presented by BBC Radio’s Russell Davies, will include five Raymond Scott pieces: "The Penguin," "Powerhouse," "Minuet In Jazz," "War Dance For Wooden Indians," and "In An 18th Century Drawing Room."
Also to be presented is the elegant virtuosity of the John Kirby Sextet, the piquant jazz harpsichord of Artie Shaw’s Gramercy Five, Duke Ellington's distinctive orchestrations for small bands, and the contrasting styles of jazz violin greats, Stephane Grappelli and Joe Venuti.

WHEN: Thursday, July 16th, 2009, at 7:30pm WHERE: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

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