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Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society makes their Miller Theatre debut

Miller Theatre
at Columbia University 

continues its 2017-18 Jazz series with

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)

Tickets: $20-$35 • Students with valid ID: $7-$21 

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, an 18-member triple-Grammy-nominated postmodern big band "that makes expert use of the leader’s melodic ingenuity and the enthusiasm of its young members” (The New Yorker), is marked by driving rhythms, a powerful brass section, and harmonically rich orchestration. A genre-defying sculptor of timbre and texture, Argue is a visionary composer and bandleader whose skillful band comprises the city’s top jazz soloists.

As part of this concert, Argue's Secret Society will perform in full the piece Tensile Curves, which was written in honor of, and performed at, Newport's 60th anniversary in 2014. Argue describes the work as a 40-minute meditation on Duke Ellington's Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue, the performance of which famously caused utter pandemonium at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. Tensile Curves was co-commissioned by the Vancouver-based Hard Rubber Orchestra and the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Columbia University’s Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate
at 116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.

For photos, please contact Lauren Bailey at 212/854-1633 or lrb2113@columbia.edu.