The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Bash at Log Cabin


Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Bash
April 29th 5:30-10:00PM
The Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke MA.

A celebration to honor the 100th Birthday of Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald. Vocal Jazz workshops in the afternoon at Holyoke Community College, 1940's themed Supper Club at night at The Log Cabin in the beautiful Southampton Room. The Amherst Jazz Orchestra will accompany several local jazz vocalists and headliner internationally acclaimed vocalist Giacomo Gates, and play other music for dancing. 

Tickets for the evening event (which MUST be pre-ordered) are $50 (including tax/tip), and include the following:

5:45 - 6:45 - Cocktail hour featuring the Paul Arslanian Trio accompanying young jazz vocalists. Cash bar and welcome spread.

6:45 - Seating for dinner/show

7:00 - 10:00 - Giacomo Gates sings and shares stories about Ella, accompanied by the Paul Arslanian Trio. Vocalists Marion Groves, Barbara Weene, Andrea Niki, Sarah Clay, Annie Patterson, Mary Witt, Samirah Evans, Carol Smith, and Leslie Alexandra McMahon sing Ella's hits with the AJO. Ellen Cogen and John Mason present an Ella/Joe Pass feature. Carol Gus August and HCC vocalists present an Ella/Ink Spots feature.

Dinner will include a champagne toast, roasted shrimp with carrot/ginger slaw appetizer, choice of Chicken Diane or Grilled Marinated Zucchini with Quinoa, plus family style Focaccia Haddock, and a very special dessert. (Special diets can be accommodated upon request.)

PERIOD DRESS ENCOURAGED!

Dancing instruction by Stephen Bailey and Roxanne Bailey.

For more information about the workshops or the evening event, contact Ellen Cogen at ecogen@hcc.edu.

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