Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra “Ellington’s Nutcracker”

December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
$30 (Plus $12 Minimum and $5 Fee)

Eric Felten’s jazz orchestra is one of the pre-eminent proponents of classic big band jazz in the Washington, DC metro area. In their annual holiday tradition, they recreate Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s lush, imaginative interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.

NOTE 8 p.m. sets both nights are sold out.



Giovanni Russonello

About Giovanni Russonello

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Giovanni is the founder of CapitalBop, and a music critic for the New York Times. He previously served as a contributor to the Washington Post, the FADER, JazzTimes, NPR Music and others, and hosted “On the Margin,” a books show on WPFW-FM. As head of CapitalBop, he has covered the D.C. jazz scene since 2010. (He is no longer directly involved in the presenting of CapitalBop's concerts.) He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history. Reach Giovanni at Read him at or Follow him on Twitter at @giorussonello.