Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - October 21, 1999
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"Salute to Duke Ellington," starring Herb Jeffries and Marilyn King with the Paul Smith Trio

WHAT: "Salute to Duke Ellington," starring Herb Jeffries and Marilyn King with the Paul Smith Trio

WHEN: Saturday, November 20, 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier

COST: $30 orchestra and center mezzanine/balcony, $25 side mezzanine and balcony

ADD: Born in Washington D.C. in 1899, Duke Ellington is still considered one of the world's greatest composers and musicians. Some of his most popular hits include "Rockin' in Rhythm," "New Orleans," "Take the 'A' Train" and "Crescendo in Blue." In their salute to Ellington, Herb Jeffries and Marilyn King are sure to touch upon some of these favorites.

Jeffries, called a singing cowboy of the silver screen, was a singing star with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in the 40s, and still possesses the smooth baritone voice that made him famous. In fact, that voice can be heard on his latest release, "The Bronze Buckaroo" (Warner Bros.).

His counterpart in the celebration of Ellington¹s music is Marilyn King, star of many commercials and voiceovers. She has been a recording artist with RCA, Warner Bros., Mercury and Capitol Records, and has been performing since the age of four, including appearances on the "Ford Musical Variety Show."

Together, along with the Paul Smith Trio, these two singers will perform the songs that made Duke Ellington famous.

INFORMATION: (562) 907-4203

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