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Strayhorn

Billy, full name William Strayhorn. 1915--67, US jazz composer and pianist, noted esp for his association (1939--67) with Duke Ellington
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In addition to his professional pedigree, he is part of a prominent political family: His mother is former Texas Comptroller and Railroad Commissioner and former Austin Mayor Carole Keeton Strayhorn, and his brother is former Bush 43 press secretary Scott McClellan.
Ralph Strayhorn, First Avenue's president and CEO, said, 'We are pleased to be combining with a bank that values customer service just as much as we do and we look forward to the additional products and services that CBCNB will be able to deliver to our customers and the larger Central Florida community banking market.
This debut album is filled with jazz standards, Monk, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Billy Strayhorn among their composers, and Alexander plays them with amazing technical facility and emotional maturity.
CHEE director Terrell Strayhorn says it constantly pushes "partners and peers to really believe that college should be accessible and open to all, anyone who wants it.
Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance'' explores the life of the African-American artists who helped shaped the period, including poets Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay, painter Aaron Douglas and musicians Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus.
8220;We are a small company and hope our contribution will help in the big fight against breast cancer,” said Eagle Strayhorn, Digital Marketing Director.
While Getz' playing is mellow and engaging, with a rich tone and effortless lyricism often in evidence (especially on the DVD's other standout, the Billy Strayhorn ballad "Lush Life"), it is the rhythm section in this performance that really impresses: Clarke's frisky bass lines provide tremendous momentum, and Williams' smooth yet spritely playing shows why he is considered one of the greatest jazz drummers of all time.
A rarely performed version of the "Nutcracker Suite" - a jazz version transformed from the romantic by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn - will be performed three times this season by the Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra.
The classic, Take The A Train was composed after Ellington offered Strayhorn a job and gave him money to travel from Pittsburgh to New York City.
We took a very strategic approach to this process," says Larry Strayhorn, MHI executive chairman.
Strayhorn JM and Strayhorn JC, Religiosity and teen birth rate in the United States, Reproductive Health, 2009, Vol.