Part of 2016 Words and Music Festival: Celebrating Shakespeare
Katherine Williams uses Duke Ellington’s music to explore the balance of authorial power between composer, bandleader, musicians, improvisers and record producers. This lecture is both an introduction to the forthcoming performance of the Shakespeare suite Such Sweet Thunder, and an investigation into the music and recordings of the notorious Ellington performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival.
Date/time: Wednesday 27 April 2016, 19.00
Running time: 75 mins
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Tickets info: Free admission