It's a last minute thing that I stumbled upon but I wanted to pass on an awesome opportunity.
The Earl Phillips Big Band is playing Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite tomorrow evening at Chris's Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia. The suite is a major cornerstone of the Ellington legacy and is considered jazz legend. The music was not available until recent years and it is extremely rare that a group will attempt to perform it live. The band will be performing the Nutcracker as well as other songs in 3 short sets. The band consists of some of the top local jazz musicians an educators. If you want to know more here is a link to the groups facebook page Earl Phillip'sBig Band Facebook Page.
The first set starts at 7 and their performance will be over by 10. The individual sets are about 45 min each. The cover was listed at $15 a person.
If you need more information or directions to Chris's Jazz Cafe here is a link to their page. Chris's Jazz Cafe
This is not mandatory or required in any manner, just an opportunity to see professionals play some great jazz in a great venue for music. If you have any questions that aren't answered above feel free to email me, firstname.lastname@example.org.