Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra presents Duke Ellington Plays Mary Poppins but in French. The original album features recordings of tunes from the 1964 musical film Mary Poppins arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. But this program was never been on stage. We produced this incredible live session.

This “Jazzy Poppins” may reach a wide audience, from neophytes to jazz fans, as an opportunity to (re)discover an exceptional and timeless work.

« Fabulous ! » – Mercedes Ellington


Considered as the best european ambassador of Duke Ellington’s work, Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra is acclaimed by the press, specialists, musicians and great festivals. Laurent Mignard is leading since 2003 this “dream team” of 15 musicians inside a wide language, beyond categories : standards, Suites, Sacred Concert and now Jazzy Poppins… The commitment is faithful, creative, and definitly turned towards an enthusiastic audience.

Sophie Kaufmann (vocals)

Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra
Laurent Mignard (direction)
Didier Desbois, Aurélie Tropez, Fred Couderc, Carl Schlosser, Philippe Chagne (sax, cl)
Claude Egea, Sylvain Gontard, Jérôme Etcheberry, Richard Blanchet (tt)
Nicolas Grymonprez, Michaël Ballue, Jerry Edwards (tb)
Philippe Milanta (piano)
Bruno Rousselet (double bass)
Julie Saury (drums)

All songs and compositions: Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
Arrangement: Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
Transcription & adaptation: Laurent Mignard
Editions: Wonderland Music Company

Recording & Mixing: Bruno Minisimi
Mastering: François Terrazoni | Parelies
Design: Alexandre Pichon
Production: Juste Une Trace & l’Agence Musicale
With support : SCPP | ADAMI
Release date: 02-03-2018