New Jersey Stage logo
New Jersey Stage Menu


Jersey Arts Podcast: Nancy Reed Dishes on Duke Ellington's "Nutcracker" and Morris Museum's new "Grinch Suite"


By Gina Marie Rodriguez, JerseyArts.com

originally published: 12/07/2023

Jersey Arts Podcast: Nancy Reed Dishes on Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was a jazz composer and bandleader in the early 1900s. He is quite possibly one of the greatest jazz composers of all time. Written alongside collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, "The Nutcracker Suite" is a jazz reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s" Nutcracker Suite."

The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra will be performing Ellington’s rendition alongside the new "Grinch Suite," written by WGJO director, Dr. Matt Vashlishan, on December 17, 2023, at the Morris Museum.

Featuring Ellington’s own grandson, Mr. Edward Ellington II, as narrator and Mrs. Nancy Reed as vocalist, the performance stands to be an excellent way to ring in the holiday season.

Jersey Arts Podcast: Nancy Reed Dishes on Duke Ellington

Jersey Arts speaks to Nancy Reed about her experience working with the orchestra as well as her own history with jazz.

Morristown | December 17, 2023 @ 3pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.



 
Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info






About the author: Gina Marie Rodriguez is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and actress. Her foray into filmmaking began at a young age as a way to avoid public speaking in school. From there, it grew into a love of telling stories and creating new worlds. Gina Marie boasts a Bronze Remi win from Worldfest Houston, Best Female Filmmaker from the Cosmic Film Festival, and a Best Actress in a Comedy from the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival alongside nominations from the Golden Door International Film Festival, Official Latino Film and Arts Festival and Los Angeles Cinefest among others.

Content provided by Discover Jersey Arts, a project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.




FEATURED EVENTS

ART | COMEDY | DANCE | MUSIC | THEATRE | COMMUNITY


Morristown Onstage 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

Click here for full description


The Man In Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Friday, March 01, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

Click here for full description


The Discoteks! & 80s Revolution 70s vs 80s: A Musical Battle

Friday, March 01, 2024 @ 8:00pm
William Paterson University - Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: music

Click here for full description


Click here for more events

Listings are available for $10 and included with our banner ad packages.

Click here for more info.







 
Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info




 

LATEST NEWS


Prudential Center presents Diljit Dosanjh

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Punjabi music mogul Diljit Dosanjh announced his Dil-Luminati Tour, taking him to stadiums and arenas across North America this year. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will make a stop at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on Thursday, May 30, 2024. Showtime is 8:00pm.


State Theatre New Jersey presents Kyiv Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra




Second Annual American Music Honors Recipients include John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, and Dion DiMucci




Live Today Love Tomorrow Tour MMXIV features The Alarm, Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, and the UK's Belouis Some


Click here for more event previews







New Jersey Stage

© 2024 by Wine Time Media, LLC
PO Box 811, Belmar, NJ 07719
info@newjerseystage.com

Nobody covers the Arts
throughout the Garden State
like New Jersey Stage!


Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms. If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Threads, and on our RSS feed


Art | Comedy | Dance | Film | Music | Theatre | Ad Rates | About Us | Pitch a Story | Links | Radio Shows | Privacy Policy