Buy Tickets The Mingus Dynasty – Tucson Jazz Festival

January 19, 2018 7:30 PM
HSL PROPERTIES AND THE TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENT:
THE MINGUS DYNASTY
with The Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band
JANUARY 19 • 7:30 pm

The Mingus Dynastya nimble and expert seven-piece band, was the first band Sue Mingus organized after her husband Charles Mingus’ death in 1979. Although big bands like the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey bands had continued to perform after their leader passed on, a similar legacy never existed for smaller ensembles. Because Mingus always said he was first and foremost a composer, and because he left behind over 300 compositions that deserved to be played, a band carrying on his music became a natural, if unanticipated, mission.