Grand Night: Love Letters to Ella

Friday, November 17, 2017
7:30 pm
Hall Auditorium

A talented cast of twenty-eight vocalists are joined by eighteen of the region's finest jazz musicians and renowned guest artists to provide a memorable evening celebrating the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, in her centennial year.  Your favorite American songbook classics are presented to tell the story of Ella's extraordinary life in this Hollywood Style Revue!  The show features celebrated jazz artist Mandy Gaines, Steve Schmidt on piano, the Grand Night All-Star Big band accompanied by strings from the Department of Music, with choreography by Jay Goodlett, formerly of Cincinnati Ballet.

The show will include new arrangements of American standards made famous by Ella Fitzgerald including Take the A-Train, It's All Right with Me, Miss Otis Regrets, That Old Black Magic, Cheek to Cheek, My Funny Valentine, Mack the Knife, and many others.  Secure your tickets today for this special event!

Tickets $15 Adult; $10 Students. Tickets may be purchased at the Miami Box Office.

Associate Professor Department of French and Italian