Terry Teachout http://wrti.org en Duke Ellington: The Influential, Elegant Genius http://wrti.org/post/duke-ellington-influential-elegant-genius <p></p><p>Duke Ellington wrote and performed hundreds of musical works, and changed the way people thought about jazz.&nbsp; And, as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, his contributions went beyond the music.</p><p>Terry Teachout's <em>Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington </em>is published by Gotham Books.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:22:59 +0000 Susan Lewis 6904 at http://wrti.org Duke Ellington: The Influential, Elegant Genius The 2013 Jazz Scene: In Review http://wrti.org/post/2013-jazz-scene-review <p>This has been a swinging year, and a healthy one for jazz in these parts. The Kimmel Center is upping its commitment to jazz (see details below), non-profits like Jazz Bridge and The Jazz Sanctuary are presenting almost 100 concerts per season, museums have hosted jazz programs, mini-jazz fests are popping up all over, new and old jazz jam sessions are doing above average business, and restaurants and clubs that never used live music of any kind are now booking jazz. Destinations like The Prime Rib and Sullivan’s maintain a policy of booking jazz pianists seven nights a week. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:58:16 +0000 Bruce Klauber 6843 at http://wrti.org The 2013 Jazz Scene: In Review Duke Ellington: A New Biography of the Jazz Master http://wrti.org/post/duke-ellington-new-biography-jazz-master <p></p><p>Duke Ellington played piano, but it was his intertwined roles as bandleader and composer that propelled him to greatness. He wrote over 1,700 songs, as well as longer orchestral suites and film scores.&nbsp; As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a new book explores the man behind the music.</p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 14:19:18 +0000 Susan Lewis 6587 at http://wrti.org Duke Ellington: A New Biography of the Jazz Master Satchmo At The Waldorf: The Man Behind The Legend http://wrti.org/post/satchmo-waldorf-man-behind-legend <p></p><p>As The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia stages the Terry Teachout play about the legendary trumpet player Louis Armstrong, Susan Lewis explores the life and work of this musical icon.</p><p><a href="http://www.wilmatheater.org/production/satchmo-waldorf" target="_blank"><strong>Information about <em>Satchmo At The Waldorf</em> at The Wilma Theater through December 2nd.</strong></a></p><p> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 14:15:22 +0000 Susan Lewis 4762 at http://wrti.org Satchmo At The Waldorf: The Man Behind The Legend