About This Event
A giant of jazz, Charles Mingus (1922–79) combined the classic style of Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton with the radical spirit of black music of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and has influenced artists from Joni Mitchell and Elvis Costello to Debbie Harry.
Following sell-out Quincy Jones and Jamie Cullum Proms last year, Jules Buckley returns – with his Metropole Orkest – to celebrate the life and music of this legendary composer, bandleader and bass-player. The Prom features Mingus favourites including ‘Better Git It in Your Soul’, ‘Moanin’’ and ‘Goodbye Pork Pie Hat’, performed by a starry line-up of artists.
There will be one interval
Broadcast on BBC Four, 25 August
Image: Shabaka Hutchings © Leroy Jason