Grammy nominated music writer to appear at Castleton Theatre House

Posted at 2:12 AM, Oct 16, 2015

Castleton, Va. – Mark your calendars!

Musician and Grammy nominated music writer, Dr. John Edward Hasse will appear alongside with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO), on November 8 at 4 p.m.

The Castleton Theatre event will feature Dr. Hasse, musician and writer, giving insights on the times and music of Duke Ellington. His presentation will take the audience through the musical high points of Ellington’s career.

“In my judgment, the Duke Ellington Collection is a natural treasure,” said Hasse. Being able to name his biography from Duke Ellington himself, Dr. Hasse said, “Ellington stands as “the model for all jazz composers.”

Dr. Hasse’s presentation will not only have photos but audio and video clips of Ellington’s life, some of which have never been seen before. Following his presentation, a performance of Ellington’s work will be performed by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

Tickets for the performance presentation will sell between $20 to $40.

For more information on this event call 703-489-8704.