Sunday, April 5, 2020

Celebrating The Music Of Ella Fitzgerald With New "Ella 100: Live At The Apollo!" Release

Arriving April 24th is the debut audio release of the concert to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late, great Ella Fitzgerald. This new release titled "Ella 100: Live At The Apollo!" features host David Alan Grier, as he leads us through fourteen of the evenings performances in honor of Ella.

The night starts the night off with Grier introducing his co-host of the evening, Grammy-winner Patti Austin who beautifully sings "A Tisket-A Tasket" and "When I Get Low I Get High" along with the wonderful Count Basie Orchestra. David Alan Grier steps back into the spotlight to perform a sweet, mellow jazz version of "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me." Singer Lizz Wright takes the stage for the classic feel of "Love You Madly" and her emotionally touching rendition of "The Nearness Of You." The youthfulness of Ayo & Afro Blue's performance of "Oh, Lady Be Good" will get your heart pumping with their swift, swinging jazz style, before the Count Basie Orchestra takes the night over with their powerful touch of "Back To The Apollo!."

David Alan Grier and Patti Austin team up for the show tune "I Loves You Porgy/There's A Boat Dat's Leaving Soon For New York" and "You'll Have To Swing It (Mr. Paganini)/Paganini Bows Reprise" which brings the show to a close. The encore consists of a classic recording of Ella Fitzgerald performing the ever popular "People." To find out more about the new "Ella 100: Live At The Apollo!" release, please visit Ella100

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