Fri, Apr 14|
Mingus@100: Mingus Dynasty Quintet
A collaboration between the Library of Congress and the DC Jazz Festival
Time & Location
Apr 14, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
About the event
The Library of Congress joins forces with The DC Jazz Festival to celebrate the 100th birth year and the legacy and contributions of the virtuoso bassist, bandleader and prolific composer Charles Mingus. On an evening filled with musical magic, the Mingus Dynasty Quintet will pay tribute to the icon, one of the most significant jazz composers of the twentieth century.
The celebration will feature an exhibition of selections from the Charles Mingus Collection at the Library of Congress. With more than 75 containers, the extensive collection includes manuscripts and printed music by Mingus; correspondence, writings (by and about Mingus); photographs of Mingus, his family, and colleagues, including Miles Davis, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, and Oscar Pettiford; artwork and artifacts; and sound recordings. Processed in 1998, the Mingus Collection was the first multi-format jazz collection to be processed in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. You won’t want to miss our curated introduction to this wonderful collection!
DC Jazz Festival’s contribution to this evening concert is made possible by a major grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.