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Proms 2017 Prom 27: Ella and Dizzy: A Centenary Tribute

Prom 27: Ella and Dizzy: A Centenary Tribute
Prom 27: Ella and Dizzy: A Centenary Tribute
19:30 Fri 4 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Celebrate the centenary of jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie. Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves and trumpeter James Morrison perform their greatest hits, from the Great American Songbook to Gillespie’s bebop beats.
Celebrate the centenary of jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie. Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves and trumpeter James Morrison perform their greatest hits, from the Great American Songbook to Gillespie’s bebop beats.

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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.

There will be one interval

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. See below for more details.

As well, weekend Promming passes are still available which guarantee entry into this Prom up to 30 minutes before the performance starts. See below for more details.

Broadcast BBC Four, Friday 4 August, 8pm

Image: Dianne Reeves © Jerris Madison

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