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Duke Ellington & Friends Sacred Jazz Concert & FREE Admission Day!

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1,000 Voices of Florida presents the fifth annual Duke Ellington & Friends Sacred Jazz Concert!

Come experience Ellington’s jubilant sound on the lawn of the museum and celebrate what would’ve been his 125th birthday with brassy horns, tickled ivories, and toe-tapping beats.

Legendary bandleader Duke Ellington ascended the ranks of American jazz by reinventing the big-band sound. From Harlem’s Cotton Club to venues around the world, Ellington’s orchestra delighted millions with gems like “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” and “Prelude to a Kiss,” and spiritual music, too. Ellington defied genre and tradition, uniting music lovers of all lifestyles and backgrounds.

The concert is free — and admission to the museum will also be free all day. Please bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs.


April 28
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Cade Museum
811 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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