Patti Austin Tributes Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington with Cleveland Orchestra Tonight
The Cleveland Orchestra concludes its acclaimed 2012-13 Celebrity Series tonight, May 18, when Patti Austin performs with the Orchestra in a concert that pays homage to the revered jazz classics of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.
Friday May 17
The Jersey Journal
Swing kids: Montclair's Jazz House honored at Ellington competition
Coleman Hughes, 17, a trombone player from the Jazz House Big Band, won the Ella Fitzgerald Outstanding Soloist Award at the Essentially Ellington competition.
Friday May 17
Music Review: Denise King & Olivier Hutman - Give Me the High Sign
As the biographical sketch on Denise King's website explains, the Philadelphia-born singer has had no formal vocal training, but "it's apparent that Denise was born to sing." And although she dabbles in different genres, her real love is jazz. As a singer she sees herself as following in a great tradition.
Tue May 14, 2013
All That Philly Jazz
The Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner famously observed, "The past is never dead.
104.7 The Mix
I Say A Little Prayer
It is easier to define Dionne Warwick by what she isn't rather than what she is.
Sat May 11, 2013
The Cleveland Orchestra presents Patti Austin in a tribute to Ella and Duke
The Cleveland Orchestra James Feddeck, conductor Patti Austin , vocalist A tribute to Ella and Duke Saturday, May 18 8:00 p.m. Songstress Patti Austin pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington in performance with The Cleveland Orchestra on Saturday, May 18 This season's Celebrity Series of the Cleveland Orchestra is coming to a close with ... (more)
Fri May 10, 2013
National Public Radio
Jane Monheit On Piano Jazz
Monheit grew up on Long Island. She began singing at an early age, which comes as little surprise given the musicality of her family: Her grandmother and aunt were professional singers, her father played banjo and her mother was involved in musical theater.
Tue May 07, 2013
What a wonderful night of jazz
Whether it is the music of Duke Ellington, the unique style of Ahmal Jamal or the magical voice of Ella Fitzgerald with her perfect pitch and ability to scat, whatever jazz is being played, you can bet lovers of this genre will be out in force and always appreciative.
Mon May 06, 2013
The Paramus Post
Bergen Performing Arts Center Kicks off Contemporary Arts Series Program Buy 3 Get 1 Free
Bergen Performing Arts Center wants to expose as many people to the arts as possible and is launching a Contemporary Arts Series Program where you can buy 3 tickets and get one free to selected shows including Smithsonian Jazz, an Ella Fitzgerald Tribute on Friday, October 4, Hungarian Fold Dance Monday October 21, Modori Sunday, November 9, Haifa ... (more)
All About Jazz
Geri Allen: Apollo's Muse
Pianist/composer Geri Allen is gearing up for her role as artistic director for an especially ambitious production of the 2013 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival at the Apollo Theater.
Fri May 03, 2013
PRLog US Entertainment
'A Java Refill: More Coffee Jazz' on 'Jazz-O-Rama' Saturday, May 4, 3:30 pm ET on CRAGG
Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, The Manhattan Transfer and more, Saturday as part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Comedy-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience, starting 2:30 pm ET, 1:30 CT, 11:30 PT on cultradioagogo.com! PRLog - May 3, 2013 - NAPANOCH, N.Y. -- More jazz about coffee will fill the air on the 40th edition of Joe Bev's ... (more)
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Jazz Appreciation Month with five jazz greats born in April
April is designated as Jazz Appreciation Month, a time that pays tribute to jazz as an historical and living American art form.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
This Is Somerset
The Bristol Post published Review: Clare Teal at St George's 8/10
WHEN the great Ella Fitzgerald arrived in Bristol at the head of the legendary Jazz at the Philharmonic show she was backed by a trio and quartet of musicians fronted respectively by drummer Gene Krupa and pianist Oscar Peterson.
Sunday morning coming down
In my tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on her birthday last week, I mentioned mentioned that, after he sold the Verve label, Norman Granz founded the Pablo label to continue recording Ella.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Patti Austin to Tribute Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington with Cleveland Orchestra, 5/18
The Cleveland Orchestra concludes its acclaimed 2012-13 Celebrity Series on Saturday, May 18, when Patti Austin performs with the Orchestra in a concert that pays homage to the revered jazz classics of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington .
New Pittsburgh Courier Online
This Week In Black History
For the week of April 24-30 April 24 1867-The first national meeting of the Ku Klux Klan is held at the Maxwell House in Nashville, Tenn.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
The Washington Post
SHE HAD MANY names but was recognizable by just one. Because she sang it all, her first name said it all.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England, in 1599; Guglielmo Marconi , inventor of the radio telegraph, in 1874; U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1906; pioneer broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow in 1908; singer Ella Fitzgerald in 1917; former Harlem Globetrotters ... (more)
Christian Science Monitor
Ella Fitzgerald: From runaway pauper to Queen of Jazz
Google honors the "First Lady of Song" today. Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 96 on Thursday and the Internet search engine giant celebrates with her very own doodle.
Christian Science Monitor
Ella Fitzgerald: Her songs became the lullabies this mom sings to her babies
Ella Fitzgerald sang our lives into perspective with a smoky three octave voice that rose and fell during a time when we listened with our ears and not our eyes, without noting what curves her body possessed and instead fell deeply in love with her sound which still resonates across the barriers of age, time, social strata and race.