Marine Jazz Orchestra Performs at Lincoln Theatre

WASHINGTON, DC -- "The President's Own" Marine Jazz Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Lincoln Theatre located in Washington, D.C. The concert will be led by David Berger, a Duke Ellington scholar and recognized authority on the Swing Era, and will feature works by Ellington, a Washington native, and other notable jazz composers.

Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. (program highlights)

Irving Berlin
arranged by David Berger "God Bless America"
Billy Strayhorn "Take the 'A' Train"
Duke Ellington "Blue Cellophane"
Duke Ellington "Harlem Speaks"
Milton Ager
arranged by David Berger "Happy Days Are Here Again"
Jerry Livingston
arranged by David Berger "It's the Talk of the Town"
David Berger "Stompin' on a Riff"
Joe Garland
arranged by David Berger "In the Mood"

David Berger is a jazz composition and arranging instructor at the Juilliard School in New York. He currently conducts the Sultans of Swing, a New York-based swing ensemble, and is a former conductor of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, also in New York. He holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music in New York and Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y.

The concert is free and no tickets are required. The Lincoln Theatre is located at 1215 U Street, NW, in Washington, D.C. For directions or parking information, call the Lincoln Theatre at (202) 328-6000 or visit For 24-hour concert information about "The President's Own," call (202) 433-4011 or visit

The Marine Band is America's oldest professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Given the title "The President's Own" by Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band's primary mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.


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