Duke Ellington

For 60 years, the legendary Impulse! Records has been home to the greatest jazz artists of all time, including John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Quincy Jones, and more. The orange-and-black imprint known as the House That Trane Built was a cultural beacon of progressivism, spiritualism, and activism throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

The Program will feature the Duke Ellington Center Big Band led by Frank Owens, vocal stylists Antoinette Montague and Marion Cowings, performers, Tony Waag, Sharon K. Janda, Mark Mindek, Max McGuire, Love Angel, Princess Rivera, Ty Stephens, AC Lincoln, Max Pollak, Tap City Youth Ensemble & MORE!

Concord Music Group will release the two-CD Sarah Vaughan set Sophisticated Lady: The Duke Ellington Songbook Collection on August 20, 2013. Featuring six previously unreleased tracks and new liner notes, the compilation celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pablo Records, the jazz label founded by Norman Granz in 1973.The story of Pablo Records is a story of one veteran producer’s return to the music he loved best.

In celebration of the release of Joe Jackson's new album The Duke, out today on Razor & Tie, Rolling Stone premiered the track for “It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Go That Swing).” Teaming up with Iggy Pop on vocals

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