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First Lady of Song

Blue House Jazz Orchestra with guests, celebrating 100 Years of Jazz Giants – Volume 2: Ella Fitzgerald.

At this concert, Peter Asplund and Magnus Lindgren together with the Blue House Jazz Orchestra and guest-performing American vocalist and trombone soloist Aubrey Logan pay tribute to one of the twentieth century’s absolute greatest artists in American jazz and popular music: Ella Fitzgerald (1917–96).

Aubrey Logan has been lauded for her phenomenal ability to combine jazz and pop in such a way that raises everything to a new level. She is also associated with Postmodern Jukebox, which became known for dressing up new pop in vintage jazz garb.

There are truly excellent reasons to designate 2017 as an anniversary year for jazz. Behind the concert title is a celebration of some of history’s absolute greatest figures. Ella Fitzgerald, with her honorary title as the First Lady of Jazz, is undeniably among them. She would have been 100 years old this year.

The first part of the celebration was held this spring with the Blue House Jazz Orchestra, with a focus on the innovative trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917–93); the original pianist Thelonius Monk (1917–82); legendary vocalist and human rights champion Lena Horne (1917–2010) and virtuoso drummer Buddy Rich (1917–87).

Blue House Jazz Orchestra with guests, celebrating 100 Years of Jazz Giants – Volume 2: Ella Fitzgerald.

Friday 15 September 2017 19.30

Ends approximately 22.00

Price:

395 SEK

At this concert, Peter Asplund and Magnus Lindgren together with the Blue House Jazz Orchestra and guest-performing American vocalist and trombone soloist Aubrey Logan pay tribute to one of the twentieth century’s absolute greatest artists in American jazz and popular music: Ella Fitzgerald (1917–96).

Aubrey Logan has been lauded for her phenomenal ability to combine jazz and pop in such a way that raises everything to a new level. She is also associated with Postmodern Jukebox, which became known for dressing up new pop in vintage jazz garb.

There are truly excellent reasons to designate 2017 as an anniversary year for jazz. Behind the concert title is a celebration of some of history’s absolute greatest figures. Ella Fitzgerald, with her honorary title as the First Lady of Jazz, is undeniably among them. She would have been 100 years old this year.

The first part of the celebration was held this spring with the Blue House Jazz Orchestra, with a focus on the innovative trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917–93); the original pianist Thelonius Monk (1917–82); legendary vocalist and human rights champion Lena Horne (1917–2010) and virtuoso drummer Buddy Rich (1917–87).

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Celebrating Jazz Giants 100 Years – Volume 2: Ella Fitzgerald - First Lady of Song
  • Overture arr Per Ekdahl
  • George Gershwin Lady, be Good arr Claus V.Sørensen
  • George Gershwin Our Love is Here to Stay arr Calle Bagge
  • George Gershwin Someone to Watch Over Me arr Mats Engström
  • Duke Ellington Cotton Tail arr Klas Lindquist
  • Maceo Pinkard/Ben Bernie/Kenneth Casey Sweet Georgia Brown arr Mats Engström
  • Matt Dennis Angel Eyes arr Mats "Dicken" Hedrenius
  • Aubrey Logan High Place
  • Richard Rodgers The Lady is a Tramp arr Magnus Blom
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • George Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm
  • Aubrey Logan Pity Party
  • David Mann In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  • Bobby Troup (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66
  • Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn Satin Doll arr Magnus Lindgren
  • Harold Arlen My Shining Hour arr Magnus Blom
  • Billy Strayhorn Lush Life arr Mats Hålling
  • Gerald Marks All of Me
  • Gerald Marks All of Me (Chase) arr Magnus Blom
  • Encore:
  • Duke Ellington It Don’t Mean a Thing arr Magnus Lindgren
  • Participants

  • Blue House Jazz Orchestra
  • Peter Asplund leader
  • Magnus Lindgren leader
  • Aubrey Logan vocals/trombone

Friday 15 September 2017 19.30

Ends approximately 22.00

Price:

395 SEK