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Melodic Wanderlust: Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite

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October 11, 2023: 7:00 pm

Originally titled “Impressions Of The Far East,” this Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn suite was inspired by the Ellington Orchestra’s State Department-sponsored tour of the Far and Middle East in the fall of 1963. Reuben Jackson explores this extended work, which is imaginative and swinging, radical yet accessible.


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About the Presenters

Jazz scholar Reuben Jackson speaking with a microphoneReuben Jackson is archivist with the University of The District Of Columbia’s Felix E Grant Jazz Archives . He’s also a poet whose work has been included in over 40 anthologies From 2012 until 2018- he was host of Friday Night Jazz on Vermont Public Radio.





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October 11, 2023
7:00 pm
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Vermont Humanities
(802) 262-2626


Goodrich Memorial Library
202 Main St
Newport, VT 05855 United States
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