100: The Apollo Theater Celebrates Ella’s 100th Birthday! | Patti Austin Official Website

100: The Apollo Theater Celebrates Ella’s 100th Birthday!

By on Monday, September 18th, 2017 in Blog, News

Presented in association with The Apollo Theater, GRAMMY®-winning artist Patti Austin will host an all-star evening entitled 100: The Apollo Theater Celebrates Ella’s 100th Birthday! celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday.

The Apollo introduced Ella to the world in 1934, during the Harlem Renaissance, when she won the Amateur Night at The Apollo contest at the age of 17, making her the first female performer to earn such a distinction.

She earned 14 Grammy Awards and collaborated with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, among many others. Patti Austin has been wowing audiences since her own childhood debut at the Apollo. In celebration of Ella’s centennial birthday, Patti and friends, including David Alan Grier, Monica Mancini and Ledisi will pay tribute to the First Lady of Song. The evening is produced in collaboration with GRAMMY®–winning producer Gregg Field, who at the age of 24 toured as Ella’s drummer, and who will perform with legendary jazz musicians Shelly Berg, Nathan East and Brian Nova.

 

100: The Apollo Theater Celebrates Ella’s 100th Birthday!

Ford Amphitheater: Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd East in Hollywood

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 8:00pm

for tickets, call 323.461.3673 or visit Ford Theatres

 

photo of Ella Fitzgerald by William P. Gottlieb

(Ira & Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection)

photo of Patti Austin in concert by Shahar Azran

 

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