John Brown, attorney and consummate bass player turned educator, leads The Ensemble this year continuing the great jazz tradition after the retirement of the great Paul Jefferey. This is the fourth concert with a major jazz artist this semester for the young ensemble.
Payton's youth, Brown's passion, and the students of the Duke Jazz Ensemble's enthusiasm should heat up Baldwin Auditorium enough to warm your toes and knock that December evening chill off. 8 p.m. $10; $5 students and seniors. www.tickets.duke.edu for tickets, www.nicholaspayton.com for info.