The Greg Hopkins Sextet + 1 is an all-star jazz ensemble made up of world class musicians whose resumes include performances and world tours with luminaries including: Buddy Rich, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Amad Jamal, Lonny Smith, Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Lyle Lovett.
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This concert will celebrate the great American music of Duke Ellington and his long-time musical alter-ego Billy Strayhorn. Hopkins has arranged 12 classic and obscure pieces of Ellington and Strayhorn compositions for his ensemble and will present a concert of this music at the Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth on Saturday, February 25th. Show time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.spirecenter.org/events.
About Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
Arguably two of the greatest American composers to ever live, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn created a huge body of now classic American music. Using the medium of the big band, Duke and Billy crafted a myriad of memorable compositions, such as It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Take The A-Train, Sophisticated Lady, Lush Life, In A Sentimental Mood, Afro Bossa, Come Sunday, Raincheck, Azure, Warm Valley, In A Mellow Tone, Perdido, Star Crossed Lovers, A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing, Isfahan" and well over a thousand others.