Described by The New York Times as 'the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday', Dianne Reeves is joined by virtuoso trumpeter James Morrison to pay a double tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie in the centenary year of their births.
Conducted by Broadway musical and Hollywood movie-score legend John Mauceri, the celebrations contrast the Great American Songbook, which played a key role in Fitzgerald’s live and recording career, with the bebop and Afro-Latin sounds in which Gillespie excelled.
Tickets for this concert are now very limited. However we have plenty for jazz-lovers to enjoy this year. On Thursday 24 August you can bathe in Jules Buckley’s celebration of the legendary composer, bandleader and bass-player Charles Mingus with the Metropole Orkest.