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Women's Jazz Festival | Ella, Ella: A Centennial Celebration of Mama Jazz
Image courtesy of the Schomburg Center
This annual tradition in honor of Women’s History Month features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. The 2017 festival will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday and continued influence on the evolution of jazz. "Ella, Ella: A Centennial Celebration of Mama Jazz!" is slated for four consecutive Mondays–March 6, 13, 20, and 27. Each night will explore the multi-dimensional music, life, and legacy of this jazz legend. The festival’s guest curators are critically acclaimed harpist Brandee Younger and ethnomusicologist Aja Burrell Wood, and The Afro-Latino Festival.
March 6 | Divine Ella
March 13 | Ella is Present
March 20 | WJF in Conversation: There's Something About Ella (free talk)
March 27 | J'adore Ella
For more information about individual events, see the event website.