- Guy Barker
- Music Director/trumpet
- Ben Cipolla
- Cherise Adams-Burnett
2017 marks the centenary of original first lady of song. Award-winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal and special guests explore the many facets of Ella Fitzgerald – from her early days with Chick Webb at the height of the Swing Era, to her work in the 50s and 60s with Norman Granz celebrating the Great American Songwriters and culminating in surely the most treasured songbook series ever recorded.
Join Clare Teal and her mini big band (comprising the finest jazz musicians in the land) plus special guests (including world class trumpeter, composer and arranger Guy Barker) for this special celebration of Ella’s versatility – from small band to big band, from the warmth of her studio sessions to the joyful exuberance of Ella’s live performances.
With favourite songs from the likes of Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer and Irving Berlin including: Tisket A Tasket, I Get A Kick Out of You, Manhattan, Ev’rytime We Say Goodbye, Let’s Do It Let’s Fall In Love, I Only Have Eyes For You, I Won’t Dance, The Very Thought of You, It’s Only A Paper Moon and Mack The Knife.