Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life Documentary Film and Reception with Glenda Davenport and the Hiroshi Yamazaki Trio


Sunday, February 21, 2016
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm


As Duke Ellington’s long-time collaborator, Billy Strayhorn penned some of the world’s most definitive jazz standards. Nearly half a century after his death, however, Strayhorn’s musical genius remains unrecognized. In the 2007 Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life documentary, directed by Robert Levi, the mystery behind the complex life of this pioneering composer, arranger and pianist gets uncovered, bringing his rich legacy to light. Following the film, a reception will feature jazz singer Glenda Davenport and the Hiroshi Yamazaki Trio performing a set of standards, including hits of Strayhorn and Ellington.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Times: 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9146327878
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