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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra is now presenting its Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald that will feature several of the famous American jazz vocalist’s original big band songs. For this show, the Orchestra will be uniting with regional musicians as well as New York Voices’ co-founder, Kim Nazarian, who will pay her tribute to the legendary singer in her extraordinary vocal expertise and style.
Fitzgerald is particularly noted for her vocal range that spanned across three octaves, and for her impeccable diction, purity of tone, intonation and phrasing and for her horn-like ability to improvise especially while scat-singing. She has also been called ‘Lady Ella’, ‘First lady of Song’, and ‘Queen of Jazz’. She debuted at the age of seventeen, in 1934 in New York’s Apollo Theater, when she knew little of how successful she would become in a matter of years; during her six-decade long recording career, the artist sold more than forty million copies of over seventy albums, was honored with the prestigious National Medal of Arts awarded to her by Ronald Reagan as well as George H. W. Bush’s Presidential Medal of Freedom. In addition she won overwhelming critical acclaim in the shape of thirteen Grammies, including the category of Lifetime achievement that she won in 1967. Today, her musical contributions are celebrated in the jazz world in concerts and festivals by the most prominent of artists and orchestras, and Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald tickets promise just such a celebratory performance.
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra is best known as the orchestra-in-residence at National Museum for American History and it is charged with the purpose of perpetuating the jazz legacy. The Orchestra is now collaborating with Smithsonian Associates – the biggest museum-based educational program of the world – for a concert series featuring a dull orchestra alongside smaller configurations to highlight the works of the some of the greatest jazz musicians and composers. In recognizing the significance of the jazz genre in American culture, the Congress provided the funds to form this orchestra in 1990. Its concerts features new arrangements, transcribed classics, as well as commissioned works, while its previous concerts included the works of the Jazz Messengers, Quincy Jones, Art Blakey, Benny Carter, Billy Strayhorn, Oliver Nelson, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Alongside performing the music of these visionary artists, the orchestra offers workshops, master classes, and various other educational programs in order to support new found, emerging band leaders, composers, singers, and musicians.
Kim Nazarian, who is to perform at the Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, is a vocalist, lyricist, teacher, Grammy-winning ensemble singer, and a Grammy-nominated arranger. Being a soprano and co-founder of the New York Voices, she has performed, recorded and toured all over the world with her exceptional vocal ensemble for the last twenty years. Her voice has featured in various MCG Jazz releases, among which the most notable are Afternoon in Rio performed with Joe Negri, A Nancy Wilson Christmas, Far away and Long Ago and Twenty-first Century Swing Band. She has also been featured as a vocalist with Stanley Turrentine and Ray Brown in Pittsburgh Ballet theatre production on Indigo in Motion, alongside which she has appeared with Pittsbrugh Children Festival Chorus. She has conducted choirs worldwide including the likes of Arizona All-State Jazz Choir and NY State Jazz Vocal Ensemble. In NYC, she continues to perform as a session singer, while also appearing in credits of major motion pictures and jingles. She records and performs with Boston-based El Eco, and has also collaborated with Mark Shilansky, whose recording Join the Club features her vocals extensively.
Who is better to perform Fitzgerald’s hit score than Nazarian? So just make sure to grab Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald tickets, and come listen to hits like Hello Dolly, Can’t Buy Me Love, Get Ready, Crying in the Chapel, Smooth Sailing, I Need, Mack the Knife, That’s My Desire, The Muffin Man, My Melancholy Baby, Wacky Dust, and many more!