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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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But unlike the relaxation alluded to in the Strayhorn lyrics, these uplift, enlighten, and sustain us as well as our beneficiaries--our students, audiences, colleagues and readers.
In addition, Strayhorn was appointed as a director of the Golden L.E.A.F.
Black students who hope to complete education beyond a high school diploma often do so; thus, educational aspirations have been viewed as the fuel that drives students, even low-income Black males (Strayhorn, 2010a), to achieve their academic goals (Carter, 2001; Tinto, 1993).
The suggestiveness of this production of Don Perlimplin lies in its juxtaposition of cultural worlds: Lorca, a Spanish avant-garde poet and dramatist writing a play set in an earlier century; Billy Strayhorn, an openly gay jazz composer and arranger; Alfred Leslie, an abstract-expressionist painter; Machiz, an avant-garde theatre director; and African-American performers belonging to the world of musical comedy and / or vaudeville.
“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.
Strayhorn and Nash first reported thirty-six such cases, 10 of whom had lithium concentrations <1.1 mmol/L.
In mid-January 1956 Billy Strayhorn flew to Los Angeles from New York to begin a collaborative recording project with pop singer Rosemary Clooney.
In December 2013, Bloom, a 35-year veteran of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, performed in the band's 41st Annual Christmas Concert, featuring the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite.
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.
Juan Tizol's Perdido brought the 'Spanish Tinge' to the Ellington sound, and he frequently collaborated with composer-arranger-pianist Billy Strayhorn, whom he called his 'writing and arranging companion'.
"A truly versioned software product such as this fits well with the SI Systems model and strategy of focusing on distribution through regional integrators," said Larry Strayhorn, president and CEO of Paragon.