in Royal Festival Hall - 5 October, 1958

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Ellington ecstasy 5 October 1958. I was sixteen years old, and a friend and I had been given dispensation from my very liberal and understanding boarding school to attend Duke Ellington and his Orchestra giving their first concert in Britain since the War (the restrictions on the exchange of jazz musicians had prevented earlier visits). For us, the man was (and still is) a god, the genius of all jazz. Not only that, but the band was at its very peak, with Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonzalves, Russell Procope, Harry Carney,Cat Anderson, - …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 15 August, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Duke Ellington concert performed by Duke Ellington

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 October, 1958
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18:47:40 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:10:00 +0000