Duke Ellington’s ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ at the Starbright Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6pm
The CSN Big Band under the direction of David Phy welcomes the Las Vegas Youth Jazz Orchestra directed by Gary Cordell on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 at 7pm. Tickets are only $8 and $5 available through the CSN Box Office link below.
This exciting big band is comprised of talented kids from across Southern Nevada as young as 11 years through high school. Then enjoy the CSN Big Band as they take the stage all at the Nicholas J Horn Theater, CSN Cheyenne Campus.
Tickets may be purchased at https://csntickets.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1570&p=1.
The Las Vegas Youth Jazz Orchestra brings together student musicians of all demographics and from as many schools as possible, creating a community of musicians for the next generation. Directed by our Vice President and Director of Programming, Gary Cordell, the big band consists of students from high school seniors to as young as 11 years old.
Collaboration is often the key to rapid yet pragmatic growth and we found that partnership in the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras organization.
Jazz Outreach Initiative Presents JJO – Duke Ellington’s, The Nutcracker Suite at the Starbright Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6pm. Jazz Outreach Initiative presents its second annual “Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite” at Starbright Theater in Sun City Summerlin.
This masterful adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn has rarely been performed in Las Vegas since the pair composed it while in residency here in 1960. Jazz Outreach Initiative returns this holiday season with the city’s most exciting big band, featuring top musicians creating a new tradition of jazz for the holidays.
Additional music will include original scores and arrangements by top local composers, standards, and holiday favorites with special featured guest, Clint Holmes. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=suncs.
JOI was founded to fill a need in the community for greater exposure to jazz studies and awareness, focusing on students of all ages.
Through festivals, clinics, “Band Directors Academy,” “Jazz for Young People Concerts”, and other outreach programs, JOI celebrates the great American art form by promoting it through the next generation of performers, audiences, and consumers.
JOI was founded by Las Vegas native Kenny Rampton who is currently a member of The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. JOI draws inspiration from The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis.
For more information, visit https://www.jazzoutreachinitiative.org/