Duke Ellington called his music “American Music” rather than jazz. Years after his passing, he remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music. As both a composer and a band leader, Ellington is best remembered for the over 3,000 songs that he composed during his lifetime, including titles such as “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Sophisticated Lady,” “Mood Indigo,” “Take the A Train,” “In a Mellotone,” and “Satin Doll.” Formed in the late 1920s, the Duke Ellington Orchestra continues to travel worldwide, performing many of Ellington’s celebrated classics.
American Music Theatre is proud to welcome all types of shows and concerts to our stage. Sometimes during the course of a performance, audience members will show their enthusiasm by standing and dancing, or may approach the stage, especially when encouraged by the performers to do so. Please know that AMT will make every effort to insure the safety of all guests, while presenting an enjoyable experience for everyone.