[JPL] Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Festival

Bobby Jackson ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net
Fri Feb 17 02:21:44 EST 2006


If Patti Austin is anything like she was in Cleveland with the Count Basie 
Orchestra this past September, you're gonna love her.  Man!  She can swing a 
band!!!!  Very underrated jazz singer.  Ella will be smiling BIG.  One of 
the best vocal performances I've seen anywhere!!!  I'm jealous!!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jae Sinnett" <jaejazz at yahoo.com>
To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 12:58 AM
Subject: [JPL] Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Festival

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> The 9th annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Festival in Newport News Virginia just 
> announced it's line up......April 5th - Kurt Elling - April 6th - Eddie 
> Palmieri and Tiempo Libre - April 7th - Patti Austin and the Count Basie 
> Orchestra - April 8th - Branford Marsalis Quartet and my trio for the 
> closing event.
>  This is a serious jazz festival.....always has been. In my opinion one of 
> the best in the country. Ella was born in Newport News so the fest honors 
> her name.
>  Jae Sinnett
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