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  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.
  • About the Swing The Mingus Dynasty Quartet performance, October 29, 2010.

Event details:

The Mingus Dynasty Quartet
Thu., October 29, 2009 – 3:30 PM
P.S. 46
2987 8th Avenue, New York, NY
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One of the most important figures in twentieth century American music, Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. Born on a military base in Nogales, Arizona in 1922 and raised in Watts, California, his earliest musical influences came from the church-- choir and group singing-- and from "hearing Duke Ellington over the radio when [he] was eight years old." He studied double bass and composition in a formal way (five years with H. Rheinshagen, principal bassist of the New York Philharmonic, and compositional techniques with the legendary Lloyd Reese) while absorbing vernacular music from the great jazz masters, first-hand. His early professional experience, in the 40's, found him touring with bands like Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory and Lionel Hampton. Sadly, Charles Mingus died in 1979 but his widow, Sue Mingus, continues to organize tours for the three bands dedicated to sharing Charles’ music with the world.

 

About the venue:

P.S. 46 (Principal George Young)
Located on the historic polo grounds and host to 800 students, P.S. 46 has been given an “A” on their report card issued by the city as well as “well developed” on the quality review. Aside from their rigorous academic program they also have a very strong arts program in collaboration with Juilliard, Carnegie Hall, and “Studio in School”.