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9/24/2020 – FREE EVENT – From the Archives: Singin’ Ella – Carmen Bradford with your CJO

September 24, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

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Singin’ Ella: Carmen Bradford with your CJO
Originally performed live on February 24, 2018

In 2017 the world celebrated the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald, ‘The First Lady of Song’. Her fame began as featured vocalist with the Chick Webb Orchestra and their recording of ‘A-Tisket, A-Tasket’. In 1942 she started her solo career and went on to record some of the most beloved jazz albums that highlighted her ‘scat singing’.

With performances on 4 Grammy Award-winnings albums, sold out concerts the world over, and 16 recordings, Carmen Bradford is considered to be one of the greatest jazz vocalists alive today. On this magical evening, Carmen will join the CJO to pay tribute to one of her musical heroes, Ella Fitzgerald.

When I’m on stage, I feel at home.”     –Ella Fitzgerald


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I’m Beginning to See the Light – Duke Ellington, Arranged by Quincy Jones
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I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues – Arlen/Kohler, Arranged by Sammy Nestico
The Very Thought of You – Ray Noble, Arranged by Nelson Riddle
I Wish You Love –  Albert Beach, Arranged by John Clayton
A Tisket, A Tasket – Fitzgerald/Feldman, Arranged by Klaus Lessmann
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
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Sweet Georgia Brown – Bernie/Casey, Arranged by Sammy Nestico


September 24, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
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