Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Tribute

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Celebrate the centennial of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald at the Allen Public Library. This free tribute to The First Lady of Song will be led by Andrew Griffith and feature selections sung by Dallas vocalist Leena Conquest. Accompaniment will be provided by Roger Boykin on keyboard and Jonathan Fisher on acoustic bass.

One of greatest female jazz singers in the United States, Ella dazzled her fans for more than half a century. Garnering 13 Grammy awards, she sold over 40 million albums. Singing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and even imitating orchestral instruments, Ella partnered with iconic jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Dizzy Gillespie.

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