Singer Mary Louise Lee and her band will grace the Nocturne stage to celebrate the 100th birthday of the First Lady of Song, Ms. Ella Fitzgerald.
Ella Fitzgerald became a mainstream popular success on the strength of her Songbook recordings, a series of interpretations of American songwriters. Her first in the series was a 1956 release of Cole Porter songs; she went on to record songs by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and others. Later in her career she recorded and performed with orchestras as well as small combos, and by the time she retired in 1992 she had assumed the role of America's grande dame of popular jazz. In nearly sixty years of recording she was the recipient of just about every major award, including more than a dozen Grammys and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club presents
Ella Fitzgerald 100th Birthday
Tuesday April 25 - 7pm
A $10 guest artist fee will be added to each check