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Duke Ellington Orchestra plays Portimão theatre

The Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at TEMPO – Teatro Municipal de Portimão on April 14 from 9.30pm.

Paul Ellington, Duke Ellington’s grandson, is the musical director and conductor of the musical group.

The band will perform the songs of Duke Ellington on the trumpet, trombone, saxophone and percussion, among other instruments, that helped make famous the music of the Jazz performer.

Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader. Ellington wrote more than 1,000 compositions and in the words of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe: “In the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington.”

Tickets cost from €20 to € 25 and can be purchased from TEMPO from 2pm to 7pm or on the day of the show from 2pm to 9.30pm.