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Love You Madly: The Life and Music of Duke Ellington

February 18 at 7:30 pm9:00 pm

The Department of Music presents Love You Madly: The Life and Music of Duke Ellington, a multimedia presentation featuring special guest Earl H. Brooks with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Belzer. Come join us for a celebration of Duke Ellington with selections spanning his decades-long career including his masterwork Black, Brown, and Beige!

Saxophonist Earl H. Brooks is an assistant professor of English at UMBC. His current book project, Resonance of Resistance: The Rhetoric of Black Music, argues that there would be no Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Movement, or Black Arts Movement as we know these phenomena without Black music. Black musicians such as Duke Ellington were deeply committed to the liberatory project of Black music, and this book traces his contributions through the lens of rhetorical studies.

Admission is free. Please visit here to reserve tickets.

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Please note: All visitors to UMBC, and to Linehan Concert Hall, are required to wear a KN-95 mask or equivalent. Visitors may pick up a free KN-95 mask at the box office on arrival.



February 18
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 United States
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