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Music Under the Stars - Ellington!


Bassist Asher Barraras and drummer Jonah Minkus take a deep dive into the celebrated career of one of the Jazz greats!

Duke Ellington has impacted the world of music as an American composer perhaps more than any other figure in the last century. The depth, range and intimacy of Ellington’s music spans genres, connects continents and swings! This Ellington ensemble will attempt to honor his legacy through his compositions and the emotions that they inspire through dramatic improvisation and conversation amongst friends of the sounds of Jazz.

Please join us for this very special evening of music celebrating a truly great composer!

Hillary Smith: vocals
Kanoa Kaluhiwa: saxophone
Sidney Hollander: trumpet
John Funkhouser: piano
Asher Barreras: bass
Jonah Minkus: drums

All shows 7-10 pm, doors open at 6:30. Shows held at Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater (2000 Mountain Rd. NW). Parking is free in the Museum lot, on surface streets, and North of the museum in the open parking lots.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, in the office, or online

Online ticket sales on Hold My Ticket end at 2 PM day of the show.

Ticket guarantees entry, not seating.

All ages are welcome. Kids under 12 get in free of charge.

Lawn chairs for grass seating / picnics welcome (keep in mind space is limited; ABSOLUTELY NO outside alcoholic beverages or glass, please)

Food and drink available from Slate Street Cafe at Museum Amphitheater

All shows rain or shine, no refunds due to inclement weather. Shows may be cancelled for safety reasons due to the presence of lightning within 5 miles of the amphitheater.  A New Mexico Jazz staff member will inform guests in this instance.

All sales final, no refunds.