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Ellington & Gershwin Tribute by the Carmel Symphony Orchestra with opening act B. Thompson

The Palladium // Friday, Aug 9, 6:30pm ET

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Ellington & Gershwin Tribute by the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, with opening act B Thompson
Joel Smirnoff, Principal Guest Conductor
Antonia Bennett, vocalist
Mackenzie Melemed, piano
Blair Clark, vocalist
Friday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Ellington, The River (excerpts)
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, Mackenzie Melemed
Antonia Bennett, vocal arrangements
Welcome conductor Joel Smirnoff to the Palladium as he leads the Carmel Symphony Orchestra for the opening night of the Carmel Jazz Festival in a celebration concert honoring Duke Ellington's 125th Birthday and the 100th anniversary of Rhapsody in Blue.

Vocalist Antonia Bennnett, daughter of Tony Bennett, returns to Carmel dazzling Palladium audiences with songbook favorites. Avery Fisher Award Recipient and American Pianist Association Laureate Mackenzie Melemed makes his debut with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra.


JUST ADDED: B. Thompson will open the evening at 6:30 p.m. Currently on tour with the National Recording Artist Babyface, B.Thompson has been recognized by celebrities and media such as Chris Brown, Cardi B., Chloe & Halle and Mariah Carey. He has performed with legendary musicians and singers such as Najee, Kirk Whalum, Kenny Lattimore, Faith Evans, Toni Braxton and H.E.R.  

Celebrate the opening weekend of the 2nd annual Carmel Jazz Festival with two fantastic performances for the price of one. 

Tickets to the Carmel Symphony Orchestra afterparty in the Brham's Founder's Club, and a chance to meet the guest artists, will be available mid-July.