An illustration of Ella Fitzgerald in black purple and white against an orange background
Fri 17 Jun

For the Love of Ella

This evening of music featuring Vimala Rowe on vocals and Janette Mason on Piano celebrates Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song.

Trace the golden thread that weaves through Ella’s life, from her youthful heights to her mature majesty. Love, pain and joy, she has connected the world through song. 

The show offers an insight into this legendary songstress and how she influenced the emerging world of jazz through her collaborations with Chick Webb, Duke Ellington and Count Basie to her immense catalogue of Grammy awarded recordings peaking with the iconic Ella Songbook series of the 1950s which has become the soundtrack to an era. 

Vimala and Janette honour the unique honesty that she brought to her recordings and live shows, whilst delivering a swinging time for all.

"One of the most distinct singers to come along in some time"  The Sunday Times

Venue: Studio Theatre

Age Guidance: All ages
Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (inc interval)

Tickets from £12
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Dynamic pricing applies to this event. This means that the price of individual seats may increase based on demand, so it's best to book early.

In line with government guidelines, we have returned to full capacity for events and seating for this performance is not socially distanced. 

Following the recent lifting of restrictions, we have kept some safety measures in place and are asking visitors to:

  • Scan the NHS Covid-19 Test & Trace QR code on arrival
  • Wear a face covering inside the building, including in the auditorium
  • Be aware of their proximity to others when moving around the building
  • Use contactless payment methods where possible

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From her training in Hindustani classical music in India, to world music, soul and effortlessly swinging Jazz, award winning singer Vimala Rowe has rapidly become recognised as a major talent on the British jazz scene. Performing at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Jazz Club-Soho, 606 Club, London Jazz Festival and countrywide, she delights and enchants her audiences with her naturally passionate and emotive range of expression.  

Janette Mason is a sought-after pianist, composer, arranger, producer and performer with a diverse musical career. 

She toured extensively throughout the 90s with artists such as  Oasis, Pulp and Robert Wyatt and has been a mainstay on the British jazz scene for over twenty years. Alongside her successful performing career Janette is a recording artist in her own right. Her debut trio CD  Din and Tonic was shortlisted by the Guardian jazz critic John Fordham as a contender for Jazz Album of the Year, followed by her 2009 release, Alien Left Hand, which garnered a Parliamentary Jazz nomination. 

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Tickets from £12

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