Happy Birthday, Ella! | The Velvet Note

Happy Birthday, Ella!

Sunday, April 22nd

The Summer Bergeron Quartet

Happy Birthday, Ella!

Ella Fitzgerald, known as the “First Lady of Song” and “Lady Ella,” was an American jazz and song vocalist who interpreted much of the Great American Songbook.
Born in 1917, Ella Fitzgerald turned to singing after a troubled childhood and debuted at the Apollo Theater in 1934. Discovered in an amateur contest, she went on to become the top female jazz singer for decades.  In 1958, Fitzgerald made history as the first African-American woman to win a GRAMMY Award. Due in no small part to her vocal quality, with lucid intonation and a broad range, the singer would go on to win 13 GRAMMY in total and sell more than 40 million albums. 
Vocal powerhouse Summer Bergeron and her full band sing tribute to the greatness of Ella Fitzgerald, just in time for her birthday.  Also featuring Warren Langford on keys, Bob Wright on flugelhorn and Doug Sako on drums.  ONE SHOW ONLY:  7:00pm     Admission: $27.

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