Ella, Eternal: A Centenary Celebration of the First Lady of Song
Where: The Greene Space
44 Charlton St.
646-829-4000 Price: $30
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On April 25, 1917, a baby girl was born in Newport News, VA. One hundred years later, her name is synonymous with both jazz and The Great American Songbook. Known to many as “The First Lady of Song,” others know her as just Ella.
WNYC’s Julian Fleisher invites you to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday with the help of three-time Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater and The Harlem School of the Art’s Dorothy Maynor Singers.
Join them for musical performances, talk about her influence and celebrate the last 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald.
About Dee Dee Bridgewater
Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner recently won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for “Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.”
About Dorothy Maynor Singers
The Dorothy Maynor Singers is a group of intermediate and advanced vocal students named after the internationally acclaimed concert soprano Dorothy Maynor, founder of Harlem School of the Arts (HAS). HSA has blossomed into a thriving, extraordinary cultural institution that has served more than 50,000 students over the last 50 years, annually working with approximately 4,000 young people from across the greater New York metro area.