* Blues In Orbit / One Giant Leap

April 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
2700 F St NW
DC 20566

The U.S. Army Blues, the premiere jazz ensemble of the United States Army, performs a program of special material to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

First, the Army Blues plays selections from (D.C.’s own) Duke Ellington’s Blues In Orbit recording before welcoming pianist and composer Allyn Johnson to perform his new suite “One Giant Leap,” which draws inspiration from the figures that made the Apollo 11 mission possible.



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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.