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November 2022

Spartan Jazz Collective: Mingus at 100

November 5 @ 7:30 pm
The Crown at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S Greene St
Greensboro, 27401 United States
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$10 – $15
Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus, enigmatic bandleader, composer, and bassist, would’ve turned 100 in 2022. Mingus, who succumbed to Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1979, had a broad and fascinating career spanning four decades, collaborating with everyone from Louis Armstrong to Charlie Parker to Joni Mitchell. This centennial celebration will feature a wide array of his original music, equally influenced by the early jazz music of New Orleans, gospel, Ellington, western European classical, and jazz’s avant-garde.

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Jazz Ensemble II: Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus

November 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Crown at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S Greene St
Greensboro, 27401 United States
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$9 – $12
Jazz Ensemble I

The Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at UNCG concludes their semester-long retrospective of the music of Charles Mingus with this explosive big band concert by Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Chad Eby.

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