Ella Fitzgerald Tribute Concert

Ella Fitzgerald Tribute Concert

Emma Smith vocals

Jamie Safiruddin Trio

8.00pm Sunday, 30 July 2017

Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Price: £18 Unreserved Seating

Supported by The Musicians' Company

Self-confessed Ella aficionado Emma Smith celebrates the centenary of the First Lady of Song by following her phenomenal career, from her earliest recordings with Chick Webb, through her work with Dizzy Gillespie leading to her scat singing in Flying Home and Oh, Lady Be Good!, and her meeting with the great Norman Granz recording the Great American Songbook with the likes of Nelson Riddle and Billy May, Paul Weston, Buddy Bregman and Duke Ellington, onto her work with Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson. Songs to be featured include Dream a little dream of me, Cheek to cheek, It don’t mean a thing (if it ain’t got that swing), Too close for comfort, Honeysuckle Rose, Love is here to stay, But not for me, Satin Doll, How high the moon, Lullaby of Birdland, The lady is a tramp, Someone to watch over me, Do nothing till you hear from me and Angel eyes.

The third generation of a family of musicians, Emma Smith began her singing career at 14, and the year after joined NYJO as the featured vocalist. Winner of the ‘Rising Star’ award at the London Music Awards 2015, since April 2016 she has been the co-presenter of Radio 3’s ‘Jazz Now’