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Ella Fitzgerald Headshot
Date Of Birth:
April 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
June 15, 1996 (78)
Birth Place:
Newport News, VA, USA
Bio:
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After a ... (read complete bio)
 
Ella Fitzgerald Headshot
Date of Birth: April 25, 1918
Date of Death: June 15, 1996 (78)

Birth Place: Newport News, VA, USA

Bio:
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After a ... (read complete bio)
NiCori Studios & Productions Presents Final Summer 2021 PORCH PERFORMANCES Photo NiCori Studios & Productions Presents Final Summer 2021 PORCH PERFORMANCES
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021

NiCori Studios & Productions will present this season's final three Music At The Mansion: PORCH PERFORMANCES on Saturday, September 4, starring Celia Berk, Saturday, September 18, starring Natalie Douglas and Saturday, September 25, starring Corinna Sowers Adler.

The Royal Conservatory Announces 2021/22 Concert Season Photo The Royal Conservatory Announces 2021/22 Concert Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, today revealed details of the diverse concerts that will make up the 13th concert season at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Jessica Vosk Joins P-Town Lineup Photo Jessica Vosk Joins P-Town Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2021

Jessica Vosk, who starred most recently as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, will make her Broadway @ The Art House series debut on Monday, August 30th at 7:00 PM, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host

Ailey All Access Returns with a Fall Series of Free Digital Broadcasts Photo Ailey All Access Returns with a Fall Series of Free Digital Broadcasts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2021

The Ailey organization will resume Ailey All Access with a fall series of free programs from August 25 – November 17 in advance of the much-anticipated return to the New York City Center stage for live performances this December.

Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces More Live Performances for 2021-22 Season Photo Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces More Live Performances for 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021

As live performances return to venues throughout Southern California, Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced nearly 20 shows that it has added to its season, which kicks off on September 19 with the country chart-topping trio The Gatlin Brothers.

Morrison Hotel Gallery Sizzles With SUMMER ISSUE Photo Morrison Hotel Gallery Sizzles With SUMMER ISSUE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2021

Opening August 11, 2021, Morrison Hotel Gallery's Summer Issue provides a fresh look at resplendent creatures of a first order yesteryear when rock stars and supermodels cavorted in sun-kissed splendor like Greco-Roman idols. 

AMERICAN ART DECO Concludes Frist Art Museum's 20th-Anniversary Year Photo AMERICAN ART DECO Concludes Frist Art Museum's 20th-Anniversary Year
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2021

The Frist Art Museum presents American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939, an exhibition that offers an in-depth examination of an international style that manifested stateside in decorative arts, fine arts, architecture, and design during the 1920s and 1930s.

Freda Payne Stars In Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald At Bucks County Playhouse Photo Freda Payne Stars In Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald At Bucks County Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2021

Singer Freda Payne, the celebrated singer of the disco-era top-charter “Band of Gold,” will bring her acclaimed “Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” to Bucks County Playhouse for ten concerts, August 26 through September 5.

BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'  THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW at Candlelight Music Thea Photo BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Aug 9, 2021

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show, is a different juke box show from Candlelight’s previous production of BEEHIVE. From the rock n’ roll of 60’s we time travel back 30- years to the American jazz pianist Waller. His innovations in the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. In 1922, at the tender age of 18, he produced his first piano roll, “Got To Cool My Doggies Now.” (I had to mention that only because the title cracked me up).

BWW Review: THE BILLY STRITCH TRIO Brings the Jazz Back at Birdland Photo BWW Review: THE BILLY STRITCH TRIO Brings the Jazz Back at Birdland
by Ricky Pope - Aug 7, 2021

Billy Stritch has always embodied a suave elegance that evokes another era before tuxedos were replaced by ripped jeans and before cocktail hour was replaced by Netflix binges. His encyclopedic knowledge of The Great American Songbook is prodigious. He not only knows all the songs, he knows the history of them all. He is as stylish as the great pianists of that era: Oscar Peterson, Marion McPartland, Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, and Dave Grusin. He is the upholder of a tradition that includes Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Doris Day, and Mel Tormé.

Kristin Chenoweth, Stephanie J. Block, Lillias White and More to Perform at Provincet Photo Kristin Chenoweth, Stephanie J. Block, Lillias White and More to Perform at Provincetown's Art House & Town Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2021

Over the next five weeks alone, between now and Labor Day weekend, The Art House and Town Hall in Provincetown will host a “who’s who” constellation of Broadway award-winners and music & comedy all-stars with no less than sixteen individual shows opening across the two venues’ three stages.

September and October Lineup Announced For The Hylton Performing Arts Center Photo September and October Lineup Announced For The Hylton Performing Arts Center
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2021

On October 10, pianist Jeffrey Siegel officially relaunches indoor Hylton Presents performances in Merchant Hall with his concerts with commentary Keyboard Conversations Classics Declassified. Siegel hands off the baton to the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra on October 30 for their Big Band Era performance Swingin' with the Met.

BWW Review: HYMN, Almeida Theatre Photo BWW Review: HYMN, Almeida Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 30, 2021

“It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts” said jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. It’s almost as if Hymn embodies this quote. Written by Lolita Chakrabarti (of Red Velvet and the staged version of Life of Pi fame) over lockdown, the play had its premiere in a sold-out live-streamed run in February.

BWW Review: LILLI COOPER Dispenses ALL THE FEELS at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: LILLI COOPER Dispenses ALL THE FEELS at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Jul 29, 2021

Many women, when they are 8 months pregnant are beginning to think about curtailing their strenuous work activities, concentrating on decorating a nursery, or buying baby clothes and supplies. Not Tony nominee, Lilli Cooper (Tootsie, Spongebob Squarepants, Spring Awakening, Wicked.) Her idea of “taking it easy” involves putting on a pretty dress, and heels, yet, and opening a show at 54 Below. That show, ALL THE FEELS is about this particular transformational moment in her life. Her show is about all the things she loves, which have now taken on new significance because shortly she will get to share them all with a brand new baby boy. After so many bittersweet shows about surviving the pandemic, it is a breath of fresh air to see a show that is so full of hope and joy.

BWW Interview: Billy Stritch of THE BILLY STRITCH TRIO Talks About His Return to Live Photo BWW Interview: Billy Stritch of THE BILLY STRITCH TRIO Talks About His Return to Live Performances at World-Famous Birdland
by Ricky Pope - Jul 27, 2021

New York nightlife is making a slow and steady return to the City that Never Sleeps. One of the city's most famous jazz institutions, Birdland is making a long-anticipated return to live performances next week with one of New York's most elegant and beloved piano men, Billy Stritch. Birdland has been Stritch's artistic home base for nearly two decades. He has played for some of the biggest names in show business and has been a staple of Monday nights at Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY.

Sherman Theatrical Entertainment Launches to Bring Sherman Brothers Productions to St Photo Sherman Theatrical Entertainment Launches to Bring Sherman Brothers Productions to Stage, Screen and Streaming
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021

Plans for music publishing and licensing of select songs and projects from the beloved Sherman family legacy portfolio best known for film scores including Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and theme park songs such as It's a Small World After All are also underway.

Three-Time Grammy Nominated Jazz Vocalist Denise Donatelli Reimagines Bacharach On Ne Photo Three-Time Grammy Nominated Jazz Vocalist Denise Donatelli Reimagines Bacharach On New Album Released on Savant Records August 27, 2021
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2021

Just as the indelible vibe of the legendary Burt Bacharach was beginning to take hold of our culture and become the soundtrack of everyone's lives, three-time GRAMMY nominated vocalist Denise Donatelli, then a young girl growing up in Allentown, PA, found a deep connection to Dionne Warwick's original version of “Walk on By.” 

Laguna Playhouse Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Laguna Playhouse Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE has announced its doors will open after a too long 18 months, so they can (finally!) celebrate their 100th year of creating exceptional theatre in one of Southern California’s most beautiful & vibrant communities!

Cynthia Erivo at the Hollywood Bowl Photo Cynthia Erivo at the Hollywood Bowl
by - Jul 19, 2021

Grammy®, Tony®, and Emmy® Award winner and Oscar® nominee Cynthia Erivo shows off her incredible vocal power as she makes her Hollywood Bowl debut with a program titled “Legendary Voices.”

Jazz Vocalist Michael Mayo To Give Outdoor Performance On The Lawn At Enlow Hall Photo Jazz Vocalist Michael Mayo To Give Outdoor Performance On The Lawn At Enlow Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2021

You could say Michael Mayo has music in his bones. The son of two musicians — his dad played sax for Earth, Wind & Fire and his mom sings with Diana Ross — Mayo, who just released his own debut album, will perform Saturday, July 24 at 6:30pm at the Lawn at Enlow Hall on Kean University's East Campus.

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