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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
Sarah Vaughan: The Divine One

2023–­2024 In-Person Concert Series

Weekend Performance

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0837
National Museum of Natural History
Baird Auditorium
10th St & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle
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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in concert (Photo: Jaclyn Nash)

Please Note: This concert has a rescheduled time (originally 7 to 9:30 p.m.).

Under the artistic direction of maestro Charlie Young, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra has celebrated some of the greatest jazz music throughout its 33-year history as one of the crown jewels of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The 2023–2024 SJMO season adds new excitement and luster to that musical tradition.

Today's Concert

Sarah Vaughan: The Divine One

Sarah Vaughan's colorful vocal tone, unparalleled range, elastic stylized phrasing, and all-around dynamic musical interpretation earned her the moniker "The Divine One." Also known as "Sassy," Vaughan became one of the greatest jazz vocalists in the history of the music. To close out the concert season, the SJMO features singer Ekep Nkwelle as we celebrate the centennial year of NEA Jazz Master Sarah Vaughan. Songs may include “After You've Gone,” “It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)” and “The Lady's in Love with You.” (Full Orchestra)

Note: This concert's musical program is subject to change.

Additional 2023-2024 Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Concerts

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