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Relive Ella Fitzgerald's centennial with Jazz at Lincoln Center

In 2017, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual gala celebrated Ella Fitzgerald's centennial in what remains one of their most beloved concerts. On November 14 at 7 p.m, due to popular demand, this special performance will be re-airing for the first time, honoring a woman whose legacy and influence define a classic era of jazz.

Featuring host Harry Connick Jr,  the concert brings together an all-star roster of performers including Renée Fleming, Roberta Gambarini, Diana Krall, Marilyn Maye, Audra McDonald, Camille Thurman, and Kenny Washington, as well as French-American Cécile McLorin Salvant in duo with Sullivan Fortner and of course, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. You can purchase tickets to watch this exceptional concert here.


About Cécile McLorin Salvant

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, of a French mother and Haitian father, Cécile McLorin Salvant, is a composer, singer, curator, and visual artist. She received a bachelor’s in French law from the Université Pierre-Mendes France in Grenoble while also studying baroque music and jazz at the Darius Milhaud Music Conservatory in Aix-en-Provence, France.  She has a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and baroque music. McLorin Salvant enjoys popularity in both Europe and the United States, where she performs in clubs, venues, and festivals with renowned musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Bill Charlap, Aaron Diehl, Fred Hersh, Sullivan Fortner, Jacky Terrasson, and Archie Shepp. She also sang for Chanel's "Chance" advertising campaign. She has received Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her 3 latest albums, “The Window”, “Dreams and Daggers”, and “For One To Love”, and was nominated in 2014 for her album “WomanChild”. She also won a Victoire du Jazz in 2018. Last month, McLorin Salvant was among the 21 new grantees of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant.

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