Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra “Ellington’s Nutcracker”

December 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
DC 20007
$35 (Plus $12 Minimum and $5 Fee)

Trombonist Eric Felten is one of the top jazz classicists in the Washington, D.C. area. While he’s invited modern luminaries like Donny McCaslin on his Voice of America show, Felten’s own work tends to sonically reflect the jazz canon as defined by the big band and small-combo hits of the ’40s and ’50s. He leads his big band in it’s annual holiday tradition: a complete recreation of  Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s lush, beloved arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.

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



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, JazzTimes, Downbeat, NPR Music,, the Washington City Paper, On Tap/District Fray Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He began covering 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. Reach him at Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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