May 25, 1999

Celebrating the Ellington Centenniel


Featuring our Graduating Students

Celebrating the Music of Duke Ellington

Ensemble Members


Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue (1937)

Early Ellington

Black and Tan Fantasy (1927)
Creole Love Call (1928)
Black Beauty (1928)
The Mooche (1929)

The Blanton/Webster band

Harlem Airshaft (1940)
Concerto for Cootie (1937)
Jack the Bear (1940)
Koko (1939)

The Strayhorn Influence

Star Crossed Lovers (1956)
Mood Indigo (1930, orch. 1950)
Blood Count (1967)

and finally. . .

Cottontail (1940)


Featuring Our Graduating Students

EJ Express Gordon Goodwin
Trey O'Toole, drums

Moment's Notice John Coltrane, arr. by Tom Calderaro
Gabe Chesher, tenor saxophone
Charlie Hitchcock, guitar

Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock

Brian Herritt, piano
UCSB Jazz Combo C

Donna Lee Miles Davis arr. by Jeff Holmes
Jon Jones, trombone

Duke Ellington's Sound of Love Charles Mingus/Jack Walrath
Scott Friedland, bass

Things Ain't What They Used to Be Mercer Ellington, arr. by Dave Lalama