Head to the Rhumbelow Theatre for a concert with the ‘first lady of song’

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THE Rhumbelow Theatre – Pietermaritzburg will be celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Errol Garner at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Alan Paton (Durban) Road at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on Wednesday, August 9.

Fitzgerald, known as the First Lady of Song, was an American jazz singer, who recorded more than 200 albums during her career. She was the first African-American woman to win a Grammy Award, back in 1958, and would go on to collect another 12 Grammy’s during her lifetime.

The singer, whose voice could deliver both sultry ballads and sweet jazz, worked with many of the greats from the world of music, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra.

Garner was an American jazz pianist and composer, with a unique sound. His song, Misty, from the Clint Eastwood film, Play Misty for Me, is now a jazz standard.

Their music, including the classic, A Tisket A Tasket, will be performed by Kerry Cherry on vocals, David Langley on piano, Mark Momple on bass and Riley Giandhari on drums.

Tickets for Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Errol Garner are R150 (R130 pensioners) at Computicket.

The show is picnic-style, so bring along food but no drinks. There is a cash bar. The venue opens 90 minutes before the show.

Inquiries: Roland at 082 499 8636 or e-mail: roland@stansell.za.net

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