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Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra

KC Jazz Club: Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Jazz Orchestra: Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas

Friday, December 16, 2016 - Saturday, December 17, 2016

Holidays Jazz

Highlighting the centenary of late Kennedy Center Honoree and NEA Jazz Master Ella Fitzgerald, Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra perform selections from Fitzgerald's Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, and other big band tunes.

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Born April 25, 1917, the First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald has influenced female jazz musicians for generations. The Kennedy Center presents a number of distinct performances in recognition of the centennial of the 1979 Kennedy Center Honoree and NEA Jazz Master's birth.
 
Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra dug out original charts from the Library of Congress to perform selections from Fitzgerald's Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960; Verve), and other big band tunes to put you in a toe-tappin' holiday spirit. Singers Brenda Earle, Sue Giles, and Camille Thurman lend their voices to these swinging seasonal selections.


Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission.