Grammy Award®-Winning Mingus Big Band Headed to Walton Arts Center
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, April 22, 2022 – Jazz-lovers rejoice—Mingus Big Band is coming to Walton Arts Center at 8 pm on Friday, April 29.
Mingus Big Band was created to celebrate the music of composer and bassist, Charles Mingus. Since his death in 1979, Sue Mingus has created and continues to direct repertory ensembles that carry on the music of her late husband. The most well-known is the Mingus Big Band, a New York institution, which performs weekly to packed crowds at Jazz Standard.
The band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, headlining major jazz festivals, universities and arts centers. They have released 10 recordings, six of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards.
Mingus Big Band not only attracts audiences that might not typically come to see jazz, it also provides a home base for many of today’s top performers and exciting new players. Mingus Big Band regularly tops the lists in critics and readers polls.
As part of the Walton Arts Center’s 10x10 Arts Series, tickets to this show are just $10. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office weekdays 10 am until 2 pm, by calling 479.443.5600 weekdays 10 am until 5 pm or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.
Masks are encouraged but not required at this Walton Arts Center show. Patrons should be aware that masking protocols may vary from artist to artist. If you have questions about an upcoming performance, please visit the policies at www.waltonartscenter.org, or call the box office at 479.443.5600.