Birmingham Conservatoire Ellington Orchestra

The newly-formed Ellington Orchestra promise an intense Big Band experience.

Hear classics such as Harlem Air Shaft, Birmingham Breakdown, Ko-Ko and Happy Go Lucky Local as well as a complete performance of The Far East Suite, one of his most famous late works collaboratively written with Billy Strayhorn.

The orchestra has been established to form an integral part of the Conservatoire's Jazz Department and to be a regular fixture in the Eastside Jazz Club of the new Conservatoire building, opening September 2017.