THE FIRST LADY OF SONG: AN ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE


Saturday, November 25, 2017 8:00PM
Copley Symphony Hall

THE FIRST LADY OF SONG: AN ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE







THE FIRST LADY OF SONG: AN ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE*
A Jazz @ The Jacobs Concert

Mary Stallings, vocalist
Sara Gazarek, vocalist
Jazzmeia Horn, vocalist
Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet
Rickey Woodard, tenor saxophone
Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz, bass
Tim Pleasant, percussion
Mike Wofford, piano

The Great American Songbook had few interpreters with more grace, style and vocal excellence than the wonderful Ella Fitzgerald. The Jazz @ The Jacobs season opens with a tribute to the First Lady of Song in her Centennial year and features her favorite accompanist in her later years, pianist Mike Wofford.

The concert will open with a set from vocalist Sara Gazarek, followed by some songs from Jazzmeia Horn. The second half will feature vocals from our very special guest, veteran Ella Fitzgerald interpreter Mary Stallings.

The San Diego Union-Tribune has published a text and video interview with our guest pianist Mike Wofford, taking us through his fascinating career and musical life.

*San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of this concert.

San Diego County News has published a preview story of this concert, including interviews with two of our featured vocalists!


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