Happy holidays, music lovers! I'm so excited about Saturday's concert at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre. Not only is "The Nutcracker" one of my favorites, but we get the original and a special treat -- the Duke Ellington version! To get more information, go to the Website.
I'm having trouble finding Duke YouTube videos, but here's a version of the Duke Ellington band doing "Jingle Bells:"
Here's Duke and his band doing "Don't Mean a Thing:"
And, finally, Ellington's version of "The Nutcracker," as performed by the U.S. Army Blues Band: