ELLA FITZGERALD - A CENTURY IN SONG Comes To Artscape Arena
The Jazz world recently celebrated the magnificent Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday. The First Lady of Song is still widely remembered every day through her prolific discography that brings joy to millions of jazz fan all over the world. She is widely acclaimed as one of the best female singers in history with a timeless repertoire.
Join SAMA winner Anna Davel and Sima Mashazi (the star of Miriam Makeba: The musical), in this swinging tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, presenting the timeless songs that she made her own, including "I got Rhythm", "Can't Take That away from me", "Cheek to Cheek", "Ain't got that swing" and "Summertime."
The centennial of Ella Fitzgerald celebrates a vocalist whose legacy and influence define a classic era of jazz singing. Remembering 100 years of the 'Queen of Jazz', Anna and Sima will be honouring Ella by performing their personal favourite Ella Fitzgerald songs; music she recorded throughout her career - from her early Decca years through to her most beloved Verve albums, as well as Pablo. Through diverse repertoire arranged by the South African music talent, Ella's uncompromising musicality and great song choices can be heard afresh.