Celebrating Ella: The First Lady of Jazz

Lincoln Center - Rose Theater

Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald, a vocalist whose legacy and influence define a classic era of jazz singing. Through diverse repertoire arranged by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, tonight's guest vocalists will demonstrate why the "First Lady of Song" remains a case study in succinct phrasing and uncompromising musicality. Joining the Orchestra for this special occasion are two celebrated veteran vocalists: Kenny Washington and Roberta Gambarini. Washington – Ravi Coltrane's favorite vocalist – carries on Ella's legacy by finding the maximum impact in each and every song, utilizing his enormous range and improvisational skills with restraint and impeccable taste. Gambarini – a similarly tasteful yet boldly original artist – was described by NEA Jazz Master Hank Jones as "the best new jazz singer to come along in 50 years." In Ella Fitzgerald's centennial year, you will witness how her most identifiable traits and her complete devotion to originality and authenticity inspire the best musicians of our time.

ticket prices:
$55.50 - $150.50
Lincoln Center - Rose Theater
venue address:
Columbus Circle, New York, NY
venue bio:
With 1,100 seats, it is the primary performing space for Jazz at Lincoln Center, it opened in 2004 as part of the new landmark Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle (Broadway and Central Park South). Designed for jazz, but boasting an unmatched flexibitily to superbly showcase opera, dance, theater, film and orchestral performances.
members' rating of venue:
mass transport:
Any subway to Columbus Circle/59th Street - best are A/C/E or 1/9
Frederick P. Rose Hall is fully accessible for patrons with mobility impairments. Entrance to facility is through the primary entrance on the corner of 60th Street under Jazz at Lincoln Center's marquee. There are 4 (four) elevators that go directly to all of the facilities.Rose Theater and The Allen Room are accessible on all levels and at all price points for patrons who are wheelchair bound or for patrons that can transfer to a seat.Infrared & large-print programs available.



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