Ella is a tribute to the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. This hour long show by one of South Africa’s most talented female vocalists celebrates the era of big band, swinging the songs of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
With a recording life spanning almost 60 years, 13 Grammys and 40 million albums sold, Ella Fitzgerald was the world’s most loved and popular female jazz icon, winning 13 Grammys and selling more than 40 million albums worldwide. Her music lives on.
For Sophiatown themed events the repertoire includes:
Miriam Makeba favourites, Pata Pata, African Sunset, Meadowlands as well as Kea Kopa, Mama Ngiyabinga and Ella Fitzgerald big band swing tracks from the 1920/30’s.