Ella 100: The Ella Fitzgerald 2017 Centenary Concert

22Jun2017

City : Manchester
Venue : Bridgewater Hall
Time : 7.30pm


 

The BBC Big Band and conductor Barry Forgie, are joined by multi-award-winning vocalist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Claire Martin for a very special concert celebrating the centenary of the birth of ‘The First Lady of Song’, Ella Fitzgerald.

Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the BBC Big Band and Claire, the concert celebrates the music of the twentieth century’s most iconic vocalists, whose legacy and influence defines a classic era of jazz singing.

Featuring classic versions of Ella’s most famous songs, including ‘That Old Black Magic’, ‘Too Darn Hot’ and ‘Fascinating Rhythm’, alongside a selection of music from the many bands and orchestras that she worked with, from Chick Webb through to Count Basie.

This an evening of world-class music which is not to be missed!

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