Ellington Meets Ellington. Just like his namesake, jazz pulses through Ellington Carthan's veins. This up-and-coming jazz pianist's diverse career includes teaching, composing, producing, and performing at prestigious venues from the Kennedy Center to Blues Alley Jazz Club. Born in California and raised in North Carolina before moving to DC to pursue his studies in Jazz at Howard University, Carthan attributes his bicoastal upbringing to his versatility as a musician. Like his mentor, celebrated pianist Cyrus Chestnut, the DC native enjoys mixing genres and paying tribute to the Duke while introducing himself and his musical talent that has been cultivated through the DC metropolitan region.
Ellington is an alumnus of the Strathmore's Artist-in-Residence program and will be performing at the Anacostia Jazz Festival on September 2, 2022. His debut album is titled "Ellington Live Vol. 1" and is available for digital purchase everywhere.
Showtime: 3 pm ET/2 pm CT/1 pm MT/12 pm PT/7 pm GMT
Limited in-person seats: $25 / $10 full-time students with valid ID
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required at door
In-person attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.
Ticket sales end 1 hr before showtime; tickets can be purchased at the door if any remain.
Streaming Cost is $15
The link will be revealed to live stream participants 15 minutes before the show
and will remain active through Aug. 12