William Thomas Strayhorn (Nov 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist and arranger, best remembered for his long-time collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington that lasted nearly three decades. His compositions include “Take the A Train”, Chelsea Bridge, A Flower is a Lovesome Thing and Lush Life.
Featured composer: Billy Strayhorn
House Band: Thomas Botting (b), Brad Kang (g), Mark Lockett (d)
Date and time: Sunday, 9 June 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro