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*DIGITAL* I Wonder as I Wander: Duke Ellington’s Nature – Inspired Works

October 7
7:00 pm

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Duke Ellington smiling at the piano
Please note: due to the Covid-19 crisis, the October, November, and December 2020 First Wednesdays talks will only be offered online, via Zoom. Advance registration is required for these events. Register to attend this free event.

Reuben Jackson, former host of VPR’s Friday Night Jazz, explores Duke Ellington compositions that spotlight the jazz legend’s growth as an arranger and composer. Jackson plays and discusses arresting yet accessible movements from extended works like The Far East Suite.

Reuben Jackson is Archivist with the University of The District of Columbia’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives. From 1989 until 2009, he was Archivist and Curator with the Smithsonian Institution’s Duke Ellington Collection. He was host of Vermont Public Radio’s Friday Night Jazz from August 2012 until April 2018.

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Underwriter: Bear Pond Books

Series Underwriter: Peter A. Gilbert Endowment Fund

Statewide Underwriters

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Michelle Singer
(802) 223-3338


Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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