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08-10_jazz_1Over the past month, students have studied the work of jazz great Duke Ellington in preparation for the Milton Academy Jazz Combos concert on Friday, October 3, at 7 p.m. in King Theatre. Under the direction of music faculty member Bob Sinicrope, A Tribute to Duke Ellington promises to be one of the most diverse Milton jazz performances in terms of styles and presentation. Over 30 students will present selections that include big band versions of Take the A Train and Rockin’ In Rhythm; a solo piano of Duke’s first composition, Soda Fountain Rag; a brass quintet samba version of Satin Doll; vocal features on Love You Madly and Lush Life; a trio funk version of It Don’t Mean a Thing; and a specially commissioned arrangement of Duke Ellington tunes by former Tonight Show arranger Hal Crook. The concert is open to the public.  For more information, contact Bob Sinicrope