On Friday, October 2nd at 8pm, the KCJO will feature the music of the great musicians, singers and orchestras who performed at New York’s legendary night club, The Cotton Club , during the 1920s and 1930s: Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Lester Young, Cab Calloway, KC’s Count Basie and many others!
The 17-piece Kansas City Jazz Orchestra – under the direction of Clint Ashlock – presents their season premiere concert on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at Helzberg Hall/Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: “A Night At The Cotton Club.”
During the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and ‘30s, New York’s legendary night spot, The Cotton Club, was at the epicenter of jazz creativity. Many of the featured musicians, singers and dancers during this era were destined to become music and show business legends: Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson, Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson and scores of others. Our Cotton Club tribute will feature swinging arrangements of such classic songs as “Rockin’ In Rhythm,” “Stormy Weather,” “Echoes Of Harlem,” “Stardust.” “Minnie The Moocher,” “Creole Love Call,” and many others. Join us on Friday, October 2nd at Helzberg Hall and we’ll swing the night away, together!