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Symphonic Ellington— Frost School's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA Friday, February 9, 2018, 8:00 p.m. Scott Flavin, director

Duke Ellington called his music not jazz, but “American Music,” and praised musical artists who impressed him as “beyond category.” Whether writing for the dance club or the concert hall, Ellington himself transcended these categories. You’ll hear the sublime results as the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra revisits three of Ellington’s orchestral jewels, Three Black Kings, Harlem, and The River.

Frost at Arsht Ella Fitzgerald 100th Birthday Salute— Frost School's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Jazz Roots

Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center Shelly Berg, director The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and guest stars bring the inspired Ella Fitzgerald centennial celebration recently held at the iconic Apollo Theater to the Arsht Center stage. The show chronicles Fitzgerald’s career from talented teenager— an unexpected winner at an Apollo Theater Amateur Night in 1934—to inimitable “First Lady of Song.” For more information and tickets, visit or call 305-949-6722.

Frost Studio Jazz Band and “The Drifter”

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Mike Flanigin, guest on B3 Organ Stephen Guerra, Jr., director Hammond B3 master Mike “The Drifter” Flanigin joins the Frost Studio Jazz Band to play Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and the music of Count Basie. A disciple of the great Big John Patton, Flanigin is the go-to organist for guitar greats Jimmie Vaughan, Billy Gibbons, and Steve Miller.

The Works of Kenny Wheeler­­— Frost Concert Jazz Band

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m. John Daversa, director Dave Holland Residency with Nick Smart, conductor The music of Canadian trumpeter, flugelhornist, and composer Kenny Wheeler (1930-2014) can be deeply lyrical yet full of unexpected turns—from “soppy romantic,” as Wheeler himself once called it, to prickly avant-garde. The Frost Concert Band conducted by Nick Smart and anchored by bassist and composer Dave Holland, takes up the challenge.

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2017-18 Frost Music Live Brochure  
2017-18 Frost Music Live Brochure  

Enjoy a full listing of concerts in a convenient PDF format. All concerts are current as of August 21, 2017. For updates and additional conc...