Ellison, Ellington, Jazz & Swing (In-Person)

In conjunction with the exhibition Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962
March 2, 2024–July 20, 2024

In advance of the Grey’s upcoming exhibition Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962, enjoy the music of iconic jazz pianist and composer Duke Ellington, who had a profound and timeless relationship with the City of Light.

The NYU All-University Jazz Orchestra will play selected songs in honor of the enduring friendship between Ellington and award-winning author, Professor Ralph Ellison. The granddaughter of Duke Ellington, Mercedes Ellington, with selected faculty will share a few introductory remarks, followed by music, swing dancing, and free dance lessons. Bring your love of jazz and your dancing shoes. For all ages!

This event is part of NYU’s Alumni and Families Weekend. Attendance is at capacity, but please register here for the waitlist.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Office of the Dean of Students, NYU Jazz Studies, NYU Institute for African American Affairs/Center for Black Visual Culture, NYU Alumni Relations, and the Grey Art Gallery, NYU.

Starts 10/28/23 7:00 pm
Ends 10/28/23 9:00 pm
Participants NYU All-University Jazz Orchestra, Mercedes Ellington
Location Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, fourth floor
Cost Free of charge


Program Types: Music Performance