Mon March 30, 2009
A Duke Ellington Birthday Party in Memory of Harrison Ridley, Jr.
Join us on Sunday, April 26th at 8 pm for a toast to the late Dr. Harrison Ridley, Jr., who passed away in February. During The Historical Approach to the Positive Music, Jeff Duperon will be your host for a dual tribute: our tribute to Harrison with highlights from the archives of his show, and a tribute to one of Harrison's favorite musicians, Duke Ellington.
Every year, Harrison celebrated the anniversary of Ellington's birthday (April 27th) for a few weeks, documenting the Duke's career and, of course, showcasing as much music as possible. Our special program will feature Duke Ellington's music with Dr. Ridley's commentary from past shows, and even a few "Yes-In-Deedys."