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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
Thad Jones: A Centennial Celebration

2023–­2024 In-Person Concert Series

Weekend Performance

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0833
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: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this concert is postponed. We are looking to reschedule it in late spring or summer 2024.

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

Thad Jones: A Centennial Celebration

Developing his orchestration aesthetic during his Basie years, for over three decades Thad Jones contributed greatly to the tonal and textural evolution of modern big band composing and arranging. The SJMO kicks off its season by honoring the great Thaddeus Joseph Jones with a centennial tribute. Selections may include "Her Royal Highness," "A Child Is Born," and "Tip Toe." (Full Orchestra)

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

Additional 2023-2024 Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Concerts

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