All that Jazz!

Jun 14, 2013, 00:17 IST | The Guide Team

The NCPA is hosting a tribute to female Jazz vocalists from the 50s at the third edition of NCPA Legends

Go down nostalgia lane at NCPA Legends, an event that will bring to life the works of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae and Betty Carter among others.

Billie Holiday

The songs will be performed by vocalist Samantha Edwards, backed a Jazz rhythmic section to re-create music from the past. While the 1930s was a major period for big Jazz bands, the 1940s were an era when smaller groups evolved with an emphasis on individual instrumentalists.

Betty Carter

The 1950s were a period when Jazz vocalists created a special place for the art form. It featured talented ladies with their own individual styles, who brought to life the great music of master composers such as Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Monk, Mingus, etc.

Carmen McRae

The previous editions of NCPA Legends paid tribute to Elvis Presley and Whitney Houston in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

On June 15, 7 pm onwards
At Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point. call 22824567 

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