MLK Suite by Antonio Ciacca
MLK Suite is dedicated to Martin Luther King. The composition is divided into five movements, each written on texts by Martin Luther, Martin Luther King and Ciacca himself. The sound of the classic big band is assured by the first alto and already a member of Ellington Orchestra: Andy Farber. Antonio Ciacca Orchestra was founded in 2009 in order to perform original songs and songs from Italian-American songbooks rearranged by Ciacca himself. In 2009 he made his debut at the Miami College of Ohio recording a CD with an exceptional soloist, the maestro Benny Golson. In 2010 they performed at the Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York with a repertoire of only original pieces by maestro Ciacca. Antonio Ciacca Orchestra performed in several Jazz Festivals and performs regularly in New York jazz clubs. In 2018, MLK Suite was performed at City College accompanied by the students from the Department of Theatre and Speech.