Clare Teal - Ella, The First Lady of Swing and beyond.

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4th March 2017 - 7:30 PM

Venue: Loughborough Town Hall

Clare Teal and her Mini Big Band Celebrate the Original First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald.

2017 marks the original first lady of song’s centenary. From her early days with Chick Webb at the height of the Swing Era to her work in the 50’s and 60’s with Norman Granz celebrating the Great American Songwriters including Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern Johnny Mercer and Irving Berlin culminating in surely the most treasured songbook series ever recorded, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal endeavours to explore the many facets of this incredible singer from small band to big band from the warmth of studio sessions to the joyful exuberance of her live performances aided by a band comprising the finest jazz musicians in the land.

Songs include Tisket A Tasket, I Get A Kick Out of You, Manhattan, Everytime We Say Goodbye, Let’s Do It Let’s Fall In Love, I Only Have Eyes For You, I Won’t Dance, The Very Thought of You and It’s Only A Papermoon and Mack The Knife.

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