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Cannonball

2022-2023 Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra In-Person Concert Series

Evening Performance

Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0762
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$25 - Non-Member
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Materials for this program

  1. In-Person Program Procedures

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in concert at the National Museum of American History (Photo: Jaclyn Nash)

Registration and Other Terms: Before you register, please refer to our in-person program procedural documentation to learn about our current terms and conditions. CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines in effect at the time of the program will be followed.

Under the artistic direction of maestro Charlie Young, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra has celebrated some of the greatest jazz music throughout its 32-year history as one of the crown jewels of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The new SJMO season promises to continue that tradition in a series of standout concerts, all of which are held in person.

Julian “Cannonball” Adderley’s meteoric rise to stardom was the buzz of the New York jazz scene in 1955, a testament to the unusual abilities of this gifted alto saxophonist. Securing a recording contract only weeks after his arrival, Cannonball’s career path was cemented with his multitude of recordings produced for the Savoy, EmArcy, and Mercury labels. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Ensemble performs selections including "A Little Taste," "I've Never Been in Love Before," and "Spectacular" from Cannonball Adderley’s 1955–1958 recordings.

2022-2023 Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Concerts

  • October 22, 2022: Themes from Stage, Radio, TV, and Film
  • February 2023: Duke Ellington "Far East Suite" and more featuring guest artists Dr. Anthony Brown and his Asian American Orchestra
  • April 2023: Mamie Smith, Bessie Smith, and the Centennial Year of Race Records
  • June 2023: Jazzed About Art

General Information

  • Registration for this performance will end by 2 p.m. ET on Friday, December 9, 2022.
  • No series tickets are available.
National Museum of American History
Warner Bros. Theater
Constitution Ave NW b/w 12th & 14th Sts
Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian