Sun Jun 11

Remembering Lady Ella

Sun, June 11
2PM / Free
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East River Jazz | Be Mo Jazz

Anacostia Art Center, 1231 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20020

The Tiya Adé Ensemble

I would like to perform some of the songs that Ella sang that will include songs from the big bands of Cole Porter, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and George and Ira Gershwin.  It would be an incredible evening of ballads, bebop, swing, and scatting, with my own twist on the greatness of Ella.  The Capitol All Stars Big Band, under the direction of Bobby Felder, are all in their own right, consummate musicians who I am honored and blessed to share the stage with.  I am quite certain that the audience would receive a high degree of perfection worthy of Ella’s standards as well as the powerful musician pioneers who came before us.

Remembering Lady Ella

The Tiya Adé Ensemble 

Tiya!, vocalist  |  Alexander Jenkins, pianist  |  Emory Diggs, upright bass

Percy Smith, drums  |  Ben Sands, saxphone

As a young child I was privy to listening to all of the great jazz musicians.  My father was a great connoisseur of music so I grew up listening to it all.  From Billie Holiday to Sarah, Dinah, Joe Williams, Carmen McCrae, Harry Belafonte, Duke Ellington, Louie Armstrong, to name a few.

My favorite was Ella Fitzgerald whose voice was so melodic and soothing that I was enchanted by it.  I used to play her songs over and over, backing the records up, imitating ever word, sound, breathe, she took.   I love Ella any where you put her, but the most exciting is to hear her with the Big Band.

 

I would like to perform some of the songs that Ella sang that will include songs from the big bands of Cole Porter, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and George and Ira Gershwin.  It would be an incredible evening of ballads, bebop, swing, and scatting, with my own twist on the greatness of Ella. I am quite certain that the audience would receive a high degree of perfection worthy of Ella’s standards as well as the powerful musician pioneers who came before us.

 

 

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