Saturday, April 5, 2014
The Ghost Train Orchestra, led by trumpeter Brian Carpenter, unearths the little-known and rarely-heard jazz that was a fixture in the dance halls and nightclubs of prohibition-era Harlem and Chicago. A top-notch ten-piece, they play the music that gave the Jazz Age its name in swinging new arrangements. “Peppy, charged, vaudevillian in feel” according to NPR, their 2011 debut recording was Best Jazz Record of the Year. “This crazy-beautiful living-history lesson” (Boston Globe) sets down for two shows at Motorco Music Hall in conjunction with the Nasher Museum’s exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, the first major retrospective in 20 years of a modernist painter who made jazz musicians and dancers one of his favorite subjects. Presented by Duke Performances.
Venue: Motorco Music Hall
$15 Age 30 and under
$10 Duke students
Made possible, in part, with support from the Nasher Museum, in conjunction with Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, on view January 30 through May 11.