Internationally acclaimed musician Delfeayo Marsalis tours the U.S. with his original theatrical jazz production Sweet Thunder honoring Duke Ellington and William Shakespeare.
Duke Ellington’s 1957 album Such Sweet Thunder was a 12-part suite based on Shakespearean themes and characters. Marsalis’ new theatrical jazz production Sweet Thunder (which is also out on CD on January 11) re-imagines Ellington’s album by streamlining the original arrangements from 15 musicians to eight.
Sweet Thunder will tour to 36 American cities and towns from January through May, 2011 and features actor Kenneth Brown, Jr., a jazz octet, plus full stage set and costuming.
The “Sweet Thunder: Duke & Shak” tour dates.
Read more about Sweet Thunder (Duke & Shak).