Lush Life: The Music and Story of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn. Ellington and Strayhorn collaborated on some of the most beloved jazz standards of all time including “Take The A Train,” “Satin Doll,” and the legendary Ellington-Strayhorn adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. This orchestra-centered concert features both Ellington hits and the elegant and sophisticated music of Billy Strayhorn. All full orchestra arrangements by Jeff Tyzik. Vocalist provided. Optional imagery is available.