All Percussion Events

Family Weekend Concert: Duke Jazz, Djembe, and Afro-Cuban Ensembles with Ernie Watts, saxophone
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

"He is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonists, at the top of his game." (Ian Patterson, All About Jazz). Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in music. He has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from...

Family Weekend Concert: Duke Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Three of Duke's largest student music ensembles-- the Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop; Duke Symphony Orchestra, directed by Harry Davidson; and Duke Wind Symphony, directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, celebrate Family Weekend with a showcase concert featuring an eclectic selection of...

Duke Djembe & Afro-Cuban Ensembles with guest artist Melena
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Melena, born in Havana, Cuba, is an accomplished percussionist and educator of Afro-Cuban music. Her Afro-­Cuban sound is a conversation of melodies that she plays with fierce passion. Melena is a multi-talented percussionist who plays congas, timbales, bata drums, and shekere. She studied...

Duke Chinese Music Ensemble
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 5:00pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The Duke Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Jennifer Chang, presents a concert featuring a variety of Chinese musical styles and instruments, as well as pieces that mix Eastern and Western instruments.

Duke Jazz Ensemble with Fred Wesley, trombone
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Legendary bandleader, trombonist and author Fred Wesley is one of the forefathers of funk still setting the standard with his jazz-funk band, The New JBs. Born in Columbus, Georgia, and raised in Mobile, Ala., Wesley began his career as a teenage trombonist with Ike and Tina Turner. He later was...