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Colby College, Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

November 2018

From Ella: Colby Jazz Band directed by Eric Thomas

Sat. Nov 10

Colby College, Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

We tour Ella Fitzgerald’s musical life, from her audition at the Apollo Theater to her work at the helm of the Chick Webb Band, and give a special nod to her Live in Berlin album. “A Tisket A Tasket,” “Black Coffee,” “Angel Eyes,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “Mack the Knife,” and other…

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April 2019

From Dizzy: Colby College Jazz Band directed by Eric Thomas

April 13, 2019

Colby College, Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

We explore the roots of bebop first planted by Dizzy Gillespie in the Latin jazz featured in his later work. Gillespie’s compositions “Con Alma,” “Manteca,” and “Salt Peanuts” will be featured along with works by composers associated with Gillespie’s career such as Cab Calloway, Arturo Sandoval, Tito Puente, Chuck Mangione, Esperanza Spalding, and Paquito de…

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