On the year of what would’ve been her 100th birthday, the voice of the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald still rings as true as it did during her storied career. To celebrate the Queen of Jazz’s centennial birthday, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience will stage Ella @ 100, Direct From The Apollo. Featuring acclaimed vocalists Andra Day, Lizz Wright, Patti Austin and the Count Basie Orchestra, the show is a counterpart the sold-out October 2016 Apollo Theater celebration, and will count as a tribute fit for the First Lady of Song.
AXS spoke with performer Lizz Wright ahead of the Ella @ 100 performance where she talked about researching Fitzgerald’s music and why Ella’s music transcends generations. Watch above.
Ella @ 100 Direct From The Apollo will take place Saturday, July 1. For ticket information, click here.
The JAS Aspen Snowmass June Experience takes place June 23 to July 1. For ticket information, click here.