Event Concerts and Performances Mingus@100: Mingus Dynasty Quintet

Date and Location

  • When: Friday, April 14, 2023

    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

  • Where: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

    1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Part of Concerts from the Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress joins forces with DC JazzFest to celebrate the 100th birth year and the legacy and contributions of the virtuoso bassist, bandleader and prolific composer Charles Mingus. On an evening filled with musical magic, the Mingus Dynasty Quintet will pay tribute to the icon, one of the most significant jazz composers of the twentieth century.

The celebration also features an exhibition of selections from the Charles Mingus Collection at the Library of Congress. With more than 75 containers, the extensive collection includes manuscripts and printed music by Mingus; correspondence, writings (by and about Mingus); photographs of Mingus, his family, and colleagues, including Miles Davis, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, and Oscar Pettiford; artwork and artifacts; and sound recordings. Processed in 1998, the Mingus Collection was the first multi-format jazz collection to be processed in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. You won’t want to miss our curated introduction to this wonderful collection! 

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