DUKE LADIES – new project

Women hold a central place in Duke Ellington’s universe. The maestro has dedicated more than a hundred melodies to them, created portraits and cultivated precious collaborations adorned with tailor-made arrangements.

In his new opus, Laurent MIGNARD Duke Orchestra proposes a wide instrumental and vocal range in homage to the feminine gent. Eight invited artists join the jazzwomen of the orchestra to embody with talent and generosity the multiple facets of Ellingtonian elegance.

TWO ALBUMS COMING SOON – label Juste une Trace

  • « Duke Ladies vol. 1 » – Spring 2021
  • « Duke Ladies vol. 2 » – Fall / Winter 2021

> Guest singers : Natalie Dessay, Roberta Gambarini, Nicolle Rochelle, Myra Maud, Sylvia Howard

> Guest instrumentalists : Rhoda Scott (organ), Aurore Voilqué (violin), Rachel Plas (harmonica)

> Duke Orchestra : Aurélie Tropez (alto sax, clarinet solo), Julie Saury (drums), Didier Desbois (altosax, clarinet), Fred Couderc (tenor sax, flute, clarinet), Olivier Defays (tenor sax), Philippe Chagne (barytons sax, basse clarinet), Carl Schlosser (tenor sax), Claude Egea, Malo Mazurié, Jérôme Etcheberry, Richard Blanchet, Sylvain Gontard (trumpets), Nicolas Grymonprez, Michaël Ballue, Jerry Edwards (trombones), Philippe Milanta (piano), Bruno Rousselet (double bass), Laurent Mignard (conducting)

Booking – Press : Claudette de San Isidoro
contact@dukeorchestra.com +33 77 05 66 12

Recording management
paul.bessone@juste-une-trace.com