The Baruch Performing Arts Center hosts a concert celebrating the centennial year of iconic composer and pianist Billy Strayhorn as part of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series. The Billy Strayhorn Orchestra, led by alto saxophonist Michael Hashim, has presented the composer's works in Big Band form for more than ten years at major venues in the New York area, including St. Peter's Church, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Winter Garden. Best known for his long and fruitful collaboration with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Strayhorn's standards range from the rich romanticism of "Lush Life" and "Something to Live For" to hard-swinging favorites like "Take the A-Train" and "Johnny Come Lately."
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