• Various and Jeff Tyzik
  • Lush Life: Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

  • Music Sales Corporation (World)

Both legendary songwriters, performers and arrangers, Ellington and Strayhorn collaborated on some of the most beloved jazz standards of all time, including "Take The A Train," "Satin Doll," and the timeless Ellington-Strayhorn adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Along with a featured guest vocalist, this orchestra-centered concert showcases symphonic arrangements by Jeff Tyzik on a program combining the hits of Ellington with the elegant sophistication of Strayhorn.

Lush Life, a co-production of Schirmer Theatrical, LLC, Greenberg Artists comes with all orchestral arrangements, a solo vocalist and projection design. Technical Rider is available upon request. For more information visit Schirmer Theatrical, and for bookings visit Greenberg Artists.

Jeff Tyzik

  • 2.2(ca).2.2asx(ssx).2tsx.1barsx(bcl).2/ pf/gtr.jazz bass/str
  • 1 Vocalist

Programme Note


Producers Provides (unless otherwise negotiated in writing):
1 Vocalist

Presenter Provides (unless otherwise negotiated in writing):

2 Flutes
2 Oboes (2nd doubles English Horn)
2 Clarinets in Bb
2 Alto Saxes (1st doubles Soprano Sax)
2 Tenor Saxes
1 Bari Sax (Doubles Bass Clarinet)
2 Bassoons

4 Horns in F
3 Trumpets in Bb (all 3 doubling Flugelhorn)
3 Trombones
1 Tuba

2 Perc (Including timpani)

1 Jazz drum set player who is a specialist in jazz and improvisation*

1 Harp

1 Jazz pianist who reads chords changes and is an expert improviser*

1 Guitar player who reads chord changes and improvises*

1 Amplified Acoustic Jazz Bass player who reads chord changes and improvises*

Strings (minimum 10/8/6/6/4 string count)

(* Musicians to be hired by Presenter at approval of Producers)