Sweet Jazz Melodies Will Fill Jones Hall During a Performance of The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook
Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums.
Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. (Or rather, some might say all the jazz greats had the pleasure of working with Ella.)
She performed at top venues all over the world and packed them to the hilt. Her audiences were as diverse as her vocal range. They were rich and poor, made up of all races, all religions and all nationalities. In fact, many of them had just one binding factor in common - they all loved her
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with vintage Ella standards that never go out of style—romantic songs like “Our Love is Here to Stay” and “Come Rain or Come Shine”—sung with pitch-perfect verve by Broadway’s Capathia Jenkins, Montego Glover and N’Kenge.
The Queen of Jazz. The First Lady of Swing. Lady Ella. No matter what you call her, Ella Fitzgerald’s sweet, silvery voice and scintillating scat improvisations are unmistakable and unforgettable.
Oakbridge Apartment Homes, providing the perfect balance of comfortable and convenient apartments in Pearland, Texas, is helping spread the word about this special event happening in our community! We believe it’s in your best interest to attend with family and friends!
Friday, February 15, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
615 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002