|May 18, 2012|
|8:00 pm||to||10:00 pm|
PNC BANK & FRIENDS OF THE LYRIC PRESENT:
THE DUKE ELLINGTON JAZZ SERIES- “HIP, HARLEM, AND HOLLYWOOD”
Earlier this year the “Duke” returned to Lexington as part of the Lyric Theatre’s Duke Ellington Jazz Series. On Friday, May 18, 2012 at 8pm, the “Duke” along with soloists from The American Spiritual Ensemble, the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, professional tap dancer Lee How, and, special guest, world-renowned jazz pianist Harry Pickens will join forces for the second installment in the Duke Ellington Jazz Series—featuring musical selections rarely performed in the region. This time the “Duke” will bring what is “Hip, Harlem, and Hollywood” into focus.
The Duke Ellington Jazz Series is presented by PNC Bank and Friends of the Lyric. Special thanks also to LGE-Kentucky Utilities, Cornett IMS, WUKY and 107.9 The Beat for their support.
FREE Jazz Music Presentation by Pianist Harry Pickens Saturday, May 19th - In addition to performing in Friday night’s concert, on Saturday, May 19, 2012, professional jazz pianist, Harry Pickens will give a special presentation, “Celebrating the Genius of Black Music: Jazz, Gospel, Soul & Blues,” at the Lyric Theatre from 10AM – 12PM. Guests of all ages are invited to attend this FREE jazz music class.