Ella Fitzgerald Centenary Concert at The Apex

Thursday November 16

Ella Fitzgerald Centenary Concert at The Apex

LIANE  CARROLL -  voted  best  singer  in  the  British  Jazz  Awards 2016  and CLAIRE  MARTIN -  voted  best  singer  in  the  British  Jazz Awards 2015, come together to present this Centenary tribute to the wonderful, unique performer that was ELLA  FITZGERALD. 

ELLA FITZGERALD  dubbed “The First Lady of Song,” was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century, winning 13 Grammy awards, selling over 40 million albums. Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging,   accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. 

LIANE CARROLL  is  one  of  the  UK’s  greatest  singer/pianists,  who  with  her  infectious personality, brings Entertainment  with a  capital  “E”,  most  recently  to  launch London’s 2017 Jazz Divas Series.  Her  first  four  albums  all  enjoyed  four-starred reviews,  and,  “Ballads”  received  *****  from Jazz  Journal. Her  “Seaside”  album, won  CD of the year at the 2015 British Jazz awards.

 “Transcendent  vocal and piano technique, with heart stopping emotion and soul bearing power.” - Peter Quinn Jazzwise 

CLAIRE MARTIN  is  an  established  tour  de force  on  the  UK  jazz  scene  winning  the British  Jazz  Awards  seven  times  along  the way  and  receiving  an  OBE  in  2011  for  her Services to Jazz.  Claire  has  released  20  must  have  CD’s on  the  prestigious  Linn  Records  label  and performed all over the world. No  stranger  to  JBGB  Events  concerts, Claire opened  the  2015  EFG  London  Jazz  Festival 
in  the St. James  Studio, sang  in  the  2016  London Jazz  Divas  series,  and sold  out  the  Theatre  twice  to  wide  acclaim,  with  her  “Just  the  Two  of Us” concerts with Joe Stilgoe.

Our finest jazz singer”  - The Times

Performance starts 7.30pm

Tickets £23