Eleven years after the untimely death of American hip-hop producer J Dilla, L.A. multi-instrumentalist and producer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson brings his expansive reimagination of Dilla’s music as contemporary chamber music to NYC for the first time. Bridging orchestral textures with elements of soul, jazz, hip-hop, improvisation, and world music, Suite for Ma Dukes began with the 2007 release of producer Carlos Niño and Atwood-Ferguson’s instrumental version of J Dilla and Common’s “Nag Champa,” followed by the Suite for Ma Dukes EP and 2009 live premiere in L.A., where Dilla’s mother Maureen (a.k.a. Ma Dukes) was a special guest.

“The most powerful thing I’ve heard in a long time.”
– BBC Radio One on Suite for Ma Dukes
“One of the premier musicians, orchestrators, arrangers, and composers of our time.”
– LA Weekly on Miguel Atwood-Ferguson


Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St.


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Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Suite for Ma Dukes 

(New York premiere)

Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park

Free Show
Add to Calendar America/New_York Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Suite for Ma Dukes Lincoln Center Out of Doors - New Yorkers can finally experience this towering orchestral tribute to the music of composer, producer, and rapper J Dilla. Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center - Lincoln Center Out of Doors false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178

New arrangements commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors 


Presented in association with Revive Music Group