Ella Fitzgerald 100th birthday celebration


City : Bristol
Venue : St. George's
Time : 20.00


We celebrate the 100th anniversary of ‘First Lady of Song’ Ella Fitzgerald, whose incomparable artistry covered every
base of the jazz vocalist’s art from swing to scat, plus the sheer perfection of her interpretations of the American Songbook in the landmark series of albums devoted to particular composers. The 17-piece allstar BBC Big Band fronted by the superb singer and presenter Claire Martin covers the full range of Ella’s stellar career and the era of the big bands led by Chick Webb through to Count Basie on songs such as ‘That Old Black Magic’, ’Too Darn Hot’ and ‘Fascinating Rhythm’.