Ella Fitzgerald A Century in Song is a nod to what would have been the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald. The First Lady of Song is widely remembered through her prolific discography that brings joy to millions of jazz fans.

In her honour, Ella Fitzgerald A Century in Song will be staged at the Artscape Theatre Centre from 19 to 22 December at 8pm.

Join Anna Davel and Sima Mashazi in this swinging tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. They will present songs such as I got Rhythm, Can’t take that away from me, Cheek to Cheek, The Lady Is a Tramp and Summertime, accompanied by Melissa van der Spuy on piano.

Anna Davel Simangele Mashazi Ella Fitzgerald tickets
Simangele Mashazi and Anna Davel in an Ella Fitzgerald tribute

The early Decca years 

The centennial of the singer celebrates a vocalist whose legacy and influence define a classic era of jazz singing. Remembering 100 years of the ‘Queen of Jazz’, Davel and Mashazi will honour Ella by performing their favourite songs; plus music she recorded throughout her career – from her early Decca years through to her most beloved Verve albums, as well as Pablo.

Seating is unreserved. Show duration 75 minutes. No interval.

Cape Town live music: https://weekendspecial.co.za/whats-on-in-cape-town-music-diary/

What: Ella Fitzgerald – A Century in Song – Swinging Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald by Anna Davel and Sima Mashazi
When: 19 to 22 December 2018, 8pm
Where: Artscape Cape Town
Ella Fitzgerald  tickets: R120, 021 421 7695, Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers outlets, 0861 915 8000, https://bit.ly/2PEGVGc. Block bookings 10 or more, pensioners/students with proof less 10%. Scholars with ID 5 – 18 R80
Artscape info: Tanya Williams-Kaponda 021 410 9210, taniaw@artscape.onmicrosoft.com