Ellington At Night Presented by Nancy Harms

Nancy Harms

All Ages
Nancy Harms brings her award-winning show "Ellington At Night" to the Crooners MainStage!

“Ellington At Night” Presented by NANCY HARMS

Nominated as one of New York City’s BroadwayWorld “Best Shows-Female” for 2015.

Arrangements by Jeremy Siskind; show created by Nancy Harms and Arne Fogel

“Nightlife”, Duke Ellington once said, “is cut out of a very luxurious, royal-blue bolt of velvet. It sparkles with jewels, and it sparkles in tingling and tinkling tones.” On June 22nd, vocalist Nancy Harms will offer her stunning program of the immortal Duke’s melodies, specially selected to illustrate that “luxurious royal blue” quality.

"…(Harms) suddenly lets her power loose on key phrases that display a reserve of swinging authority…… An enigmatic woman of mystery forging her own path." - STEPHEN HOLDEN, reviewing “ELLINGTON AT NIGHT in the NEW YORK TIMES

“…What makes ‘Ellington at Night’ so remarkable is the way that Nancy Harms and chief collaborator Jeremy Siskind have found a whole new way to sing Ellington, one that's perfectly in keeping with the Ellington tradition, yet, at the same time, fresh and original." - WILL FRIEDWALD of the WALL STREET JOURNAL

...Born and raised in Minnesota, Harms relocated to New York City in 2010. Nancy’s NYC appearances have included her own shows at Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Smalls Jazz Club, The Kitano, 55 Bar, Mezzrow, Zinc Bar, and several other venues, including a series of performances with trombone legend Wycliffe Gordon; among them Dizzy’s, The Lenox Lounge, and concerts in Toulouse, France.

Nancy premiered her show entitled “Ellington at Night”, at Manhattan’s famed Metropolitan Room. She has toured Europe multiple times, with recent tours taking her to such prestigious venues as Copenhagen’s “Standard” and “Jazzhus Montmartre”, Paris’ “Duc des Lombards” and “New Morning”, “Herr Nilsen” in Oslo, Stockholm’s “Fasching”, and other stops in Norway, Italy, The Netherlands, and Denmark. She has played the Copenhagen Jazz Festival for the last four years in a row (along with many other festivals in greater Denmark) and hopping north to play Norway’s Sortland Jazz Fest twice, and Norway’s AnJazz Festival in Hamar. In North America, Nancy has appeared in the major jazz festivals of Pittsburgh, the Twin Cities, and Quebec City in Canada and has experienced the fun of touring her albums in many clubs across the U.S.

In addition to her own CDs “Dreams In Apartments” “Ellington At Night”, “In The Indigo” and the upcoming “SHE”, Nancy appears on Wycliffe Gordon’s disc “Hello Pops” and on Jeremy Siskind’s releases “Finger-Songwriter” and “Housewarming”. One of her self-penned tunes from the “Dreams In Apartments” album (“Weight Of The World”) placed 3rd in Popjazzradio.com’s international listener poll of top jazz tunes of 2014 with over a million and a half votes.

Venue Information:
Crooners Main Stage
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432