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Music Lovers. Musicians. Leading Scholars
New Jazz Conference 2016 Helps You Dig Deep Into Duke Ellington's Legacy... Guaranteed!
  • Opening Night Gala Reception where you’ll meet jazz devotees from around the world and Ellington family members.
  • Panels led by eminent scholars and artists covering such topics of Duke's career, influence and culture.
  •  Historic reunion of producers and performers from Broadway productions that featured the Duke’s music.
  • Performances by world-renowned artists and Broadway celebrities.
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One Day Passes Are Now Available

For Friday May 20th and Saturday May 21st
REGULAR ONE-DAY PASS
UNION EDUCATORS AND ONE-DAY PASS
STUDENT ONE-DAY PASS
COUNTDOWN CONFERENCE
Saint Peter's Church
619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
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Get 15% Off For Row Hotels NYC
We went the extra mile to get you a discount on your hotel stay. The Row NYC Hotel is one of the most accommodating hotels in the middle of Times Square District. The views and services are amazing.
Conference participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

Call the Row NYC In-house reservations number at 01-212-869-3600 or email  them at reservations@rownyc.com.

Each guest will be responsible for presenting a valid credit card at time of booking.  All requests must be made by April 19, 2016, in order to qualify for the group rate.

Participants should identify themselves as being with the Duke Ellington Study Group Conference. Use Discount Code: DUKE16 and receive 15% off.
Fly To The Conference
NYC Subway Access
Hotel Rates
Online Ticket Sales
If you are flying we highly recommend that you  book your ticket ahead of schedule and receive steep discounts for airfare.
Over six major train lines will get you to the 53rd and Lexington where St. Peter's Church is located. You can easily get to the event.
We have arranged discounted hotel rates for all our national and international attendees. Group rates available.
Easily buy your tickets online through our seamless fully integrated digital box office. Complete with printable tickets.
Opening Night Gala plus places like Mist Harlem and St. Peter's Church For Sacred Jazz Vespers...

The Duke Ellington Center For The Arts Team Behind The Event!

Mercedes Ellington
Michael Dinwiddie
Mort Berkowitz
Michael Konopka 
PRESIDENT OF DECFA
CHAIR OF DECFA
CO-CHAIR - PLANNING COMMITTEE
CO-CHAIR - PLANNING COMMITTEE
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Duke Ellington's Legacy Will Be Celebrated By Music Lovers, Jazz Authorities and His Beloved Fans!
Join music lovers, musicians and leading scholars from around the world for a series of panels at St. Peter’s Church and events across New York City designed to celebrate, preserve and expand the legacy of Duke Ellington. Highlights of the Conference will include:
Esteemed Panels
Panels led by eminent scholars and artists covering such topics as Steven Lasker > Earliest Ellington
> Robin Bell­ Stevens, Keynote, Where are the Women in Jazz?
> John Wriggle >“The Mother of All Albums”: Duke Ellington’s A Drum is a Woman
> Michele Corcella > Anatomy of Anatomy of a Murder
> Krin Gabbard > “Open Letter to Duke”: Charles Mingus’s Complex History with Duke Ellington
> Nate Sloan > After Midnight and the Problem of Representing Ellington’s Cotton Club Years and much, much more...
Click Here for Full Conference Schedule 
Historic Reunions
Historic reunion of producers and performers from Broadway productions that featured the Duke’s music, such as After Midnight, Play On!, and the Tony Award-winning Sophisticated Ladies

Performances by world renowned artists and Broadway celebrities at venues ranging from Saint Peter's (The Jazz) Church, to the Mist-Harlem and other legendary locations.
Guided Bus Tours
Guided bus tours and excursions to Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Cotton Club, The Apollo Theater, the Ellington Statue, Duke Ellington Boulevard, plus Harlem speakeasies and nightclubs frequented by the Duke. Screenings of rare footage from documentaries, performances and family archives

Beyond Category Awards Luncheon (honorees to be announced by the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts Board of Directors in March)
Plan Ahead And Book Your Flights and Hotels!
QUICK TRAVEL GUIDE
Info Card At A Glance
Want To Join The Panel?
Let's Make History
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Get 15% Off For Row Hotels NYC
We went the extra mile to get you a discount on your hotel stay. The Row NYC Hotel is one of the most accommodating hotels in the middle of Times Square District. The views and service are amazing.
Conference participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. 

Call the Row NYC In-house reservations number at 01-212-869-3600 or email them at reservations@rownyc.com.

Each guest will be responsible for presenting a valid credit card at time of booking. All requests must be made by April 19, 2016, in order to qualify for the group rate. 

Participants should identify themselves as being with the Duke Ellington Study Group Conference.
Our Refund Policy
You may request and receive a refund (less cancellation fee) 
on your registration fees until April 22, 2016. 
To receive a refund, use your Refund option in your order panel. 
Please note: The refund policy applies only to 
registration fees for the 2016 Duke Ellington International Study Group Conference. 
Get Standard Tickets Now for $500 Just $325
Secure your spot now! Seats are limited…
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One-Time Only Payment For Event Registration Only...
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
  • Where will the Study Conference be Located?
  • What is included in the Registration Fee?
The Study Group Conference will be based at St. Peter's Church, which is located at 619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022 . Off-site visits and locations will include New York University, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Jazz Museum in Harlem, Birdland Below, and supper club Moscow 57.
Your registration will allow you to attend all panels, presentations, and performances, as well as the opening night reception, the guided tour excursions, and the Beyond Category Awards luncheon.
  • What is not included in the Registration Fee?
  • How old must I be to register?
Airline, travel and hotel reservations booked directly by the Conference participants. Please note: The Beyond Category Awards luncheon is the only meal included in the Conference Registration fee.
You must be 21 years or older.
  • Will all the sites and locales be accessible for physically challenged participants?
  • How come I can only buy up to 9 tickets?
Yes.
For special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact kikeldin@gmail.com for more information.
  • How do I submit my papers for the conference?
  • How do I join the Private Facebook Group?
 To submit to the Call For Papers specialist Kwami Coleman - Click Here
If you purchased a ticket for the conference you will receive your access to the private FB group via email.
  • Can I pay for my tickets if I don't have a PayPal account?
  • Can I Pay With Check?
Airline, travel and hotel reservations booked directly by the Conference participants. Please note: The Beyond Category Awards luncheon is the only meal included in the Conference Registration fee.
Yes. Please send a check to the following address:

Atty. Jeffrey Barr, Treasurer
Duke Ellington Center for the Arts
211 Duke Ellington Boulevard, Ste. 7A
New York, NY 10025

Please make checks to DECFA.
  • What is not included in the Registration Fee?
  • How old must I be to register?
Airline, travel and hotel reservations booked directly by the Conference participants. Please note: The Beyond Category Awards luncheon is the only meal included in the Conference Registration fee.
You must be 21 years or older.
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