Jazz in the Key of Ellison on the road!

This performance celebrates the musical world of Ralph Ellison. Alongside his writing life, Ellison was an accomplished trumpeter and close with many jazz and other music legends from Satchmo and Duke all the way to Ray Charles and Ornette Coleman.

Catch Jazz in the Key of Ellison in Florida, California and Chicago!

Friday February 8, 2019 - Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL

Saturday February 16 - Balboa Theater, San Diego, CA

Friday February 22 - Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, IL

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Andy Farber, longtime tenor player, arranger, and section leader, will lead a nine-piece band for these shows (drums, upright bass, piano, two trumpets, one trombone, three saxes/winds)

Features Nona Hendryx, Will Downing, Quiana Lynell, and guest trumpet player Nicholas Payton

Special guest host/narrator TBA

Nona Hendryx