"A thrilling 90-minute celebration… left me open-mouthed with wonder"
-The New York Times
"Best Jazz Moment of 2011"
-Wall Street Journal
Last season’s critically acclaimed smash hit returns for a one-week limited engagement!
Cotton Club Parade is a celebration of Duke Ellington's years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and '30s, when the joint was jumping with revues featuring big band swing and blues, dancers, singers, and novelty acts. Packed with hits from some of the greatest jazz composers of the time—including Harold Arlen, Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, and Ellington himself—this production re-imagines a Cotton Club floor show right here on the City Center stage.
Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley, Andrew “Dr.Ew” Carter
Kyra Da Costa, Carmen Ruby Floyd,
Jared Grimes, La Tanya Hall,
Jeremiah “Supaman” Haynes, Joshua Henry,
Christopher Jackson, Monroe Kent III,
Adriane Lenox, Karine Plantadit,
T. Oliver Reid, Amber Riley and Britton Smith
Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars
under the direction of Daryl Waters
Music Director Wynton Marsalis
Directed and Choreographed by Warren Carlyle
Cotton Club Parade is generously supported in part by the Zegar Family Foundation