Past Event

Closed for the Holidays

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is closed for the Federal Holiday. We’ve selected this album to celebrate the holidays:
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn recorded The Nutcracker Suite in 1960 featuring jazz interpretations of “The Nutracker” by Tchaikovsky. We’ve included a video below of Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra playing this album live in 2001. Make sure to join us for our next Saturday Sessions jam session featuring music straight from the Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn songbook!

Album Personnel

  • Duke Ellington – piano
  • Willie Cook, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Lawrence Brown, Booty Wood, Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Juan Tizol – valve trombone
  • Jimmy Hamilton – clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone
  • Russell Procope – alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone
  • Harry Carney – baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Aaron Bell – bass
  • Sam Woodyard – drums