Monday, Jun 11, 2012 9:30 PM EDT
(8:45 PM Doors)
Jazz Standard, New York, NY
Had American symphony orchestras not discriminated against African–American musicians throughout much of the 20th century, Charles Mingus might have led an entirely different career. Mingus was as much a student of Beethoven and Debussy as of Fats Waller and Duke Ellington, and his classical aspirations found their outlet in dozens of compositions written for a sort of jazz–band–plus that included non-jazz instruments like bassoon, oboe, and French horn. The Mingus Orchestra is devoted to this often-overlooked aspect of the jazz giant’s protean legacy.
All seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Ticket purchase guarantees you admission to the show. Serving award winning Blue Smoke Barbecue.