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Duke Arts Presents

Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra

Friday, April 4, 2014 | 9:00 pm

Motorco Music Hall

The Ghost Train Orchestra, led by trumpeter Brian Carpenter, unearths the little-known and rarely-heard jazz that was a fixture in the dance halls and nightclubs of prohibition-era Harlem and Chicago. A top-notch ten-piece, they play the music that gave the Jazz Age its name in swinging new arrangements. “Peppy, charged, vaudevillian in feel” according to NPR, their 2011 debut recording was Best Jazz Record of the Year.

“This crazy-beautiful living-history lesson” (Boston Globe) sets down for two shows at Motorco Music Hall in conjunction with the Nasher Museum’s exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, the first major retrospective of the career of a Harlem Renaissance painter who made jazz musicians and dancers one of his favorite subjects.

Join us at Motorco on either night at 8 pm, an hour before the show, for a free pre-concert swing dance lesson with Jason Sager of The Lindy Lab – no dance partner or dance experience required.

Made possible, in part, with support from the Nasher Museum of Art, in conjunction with their exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, on view January 30 through May 11.