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Leader-arranger-bassist Mary Ann McSweeney and BAE’s own jazz band in a tribute to the legendary Charles Mingus. Special appearance by Cuban-Bronx Grammy nominee and piano genius, Elio Villafranca. The Mingus Tribute highlights the diverse and politically-engaged compositions from this prolific 20th-century artist, incorporating the blues, swing, bebop, classical, and gospel.

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Young People’s Choir will join the ensemble to perform original lyrics to Mingus’ “Work Song.”

Free & Open to the Public!


Mary Ann McSweeney, bass and arrangements

Elio Villafranca, keyboard

Todd Isler, drums

John Replogle, trumpet

Lauren Sevian, saxophone

Benjamin Sutin, violin


“Love Chant”

“Blue Cee”

“Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love”

“Fables of Faubus”

“Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting”

“Work Song,” featuring Our Lady of Mount Carmel Young People’s Choir

“Freedom,” arranged by Elio Villafranca

“Dizzy Moods” from Tijuana Moods

“Better Get It In Your Soul”

“Jelly Roll”

“Ysabel’s Table Dance” from Tijuana Moods


“Oh Lord Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me”

“Sue’s Changes”