Celebrating Strayhorn!
Join us as we honor the life of William "Billy" Strayhorn, born November 29, 1915, one of the jazz world's most significant composers.
Billy Strayhorn Centennial
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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FREE ADMISSION / DONATIONS APPRECIATED


FEBRUARY
Jazz@Wesley UPTOWN
Strayhorn Big Band

FEBRUARY - NOVEMBER
FRANCIS A. GREGORY LIBRARY
Conversation/Performance events
Why Celebrate Strayhorn Strayhorn: Melody, Words and Harmony + Performing Arts and the Queer Aesthetic + Strayhorn Straight-Ahead: A Be-Bop inspired Conversation!  + Earlier Than MostBilly Strayhorn's Civil Rights Activism of the 1940's + The Art of Musical Composition + SynchroniCity / Strayhorn on Strings  +  Strayhorn Centennial Celebration

FEBRUARY - NOVEMBER
KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE events
Ella Fitzgerald - Strayhorn Be-Bop inspired Strayhorn Strayhorn MelodiesStrayhorn, MiddleEast Interpretations Ellington-Strayhorn Collaborations

JUNE
EAST RIVER JAZZFest events
A Strayhorn Inspired Jazz Jam Strayhorn from a Hip-Hop Perspective Strayhorn-Styled Afro-Cuban/Latin Jazz Strayhorn, Caribbean Interpretations Saturday Nite Strayhorn- Blues + Sunday Morning Strayhorn Duet Srayhorn Swing/Straight-Ahead

OCTOBER

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART TAKE 5! Series
Ellington-Strayhorn Collaborations

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