The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

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.)


Dancing instruction by Stephen Bailey and Roxanne Bailey.

For more information about the workshops or the evening event, contact Ellen Cogen at

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