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MSO Pops Bringing Vintage Glamour

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The MSO Pops concert series has been reimagined for 2014 to bring it more in scope with a Broadway/Musical/Jazz theme paired with a  vintage glamour to appeal to a broad range of  Melburnians, from passionate  music lovers through to those who just love a good night out on the town.  
In 2014, MSO Pops includes the very best of jazz trumpet with legendary James Morrison, unforgettable musical theatre tunes and all-American greatest hits with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.
The first concert is A Journey Through Jazz: From Louis Armstrong to Herbie Hancock and will be held on Saturday 8th March  at 7pm, followed by a matinee on Sunday 9th March at 2pm - 
Benjamin Northey conductor
James Morrison instrumentalist
Music as made famous by:
Louis Armstrong Basin Street Blues
Jack Teagarden The Birth of the Blues 
Benny Goodman Sextet Seven Come Eleven 
Hoagy Carmichael Stardust
Fats Waller Honeysuckle Rose
Duke Ellington Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Mood Indigo and El Gato
Count Basie Li’l Darlin’
Dizzy Gillespie & Sarah Vaughan A Night in Tunisia
Charlie Parker Cherokee
Miles Davis All Blues, Round Midnight
Dizzy Gillespie Manteca
Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Charlie Byrd Desafinado
Herbie Hancock Chameleon
Weather Report Birdland
Take a trip through the history of jazz in the company of Australia’s master of the jazz, James Morrison. With conductor Benjamin Northey, Morrison will be your guide on this panoramic survey of syncopation, taking you on a journey from Dixieland to Bop, from the Birth of the Blues to Birdland.
For your chance to win a trip for two to the home of jazz, New Orleans, enter your Journey Through Jazz ticket number on our Facebook competition.
Read our interview with James Morrison where he discusses his jazz heroes Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie.
The following concerts are in June and then November, with the full program listed here: