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  • Close-up on Ella Fitzgerald, who smiles as she looks upwards.
  • Ella Fitzgerald sings, wearing a sequined evening gown with gloves.
  • Ella Fitzgerald smiles softly and looks upward.
PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

ELLA SINGS THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK

2:20*   6:40*

Monday, January 27

Presented by Will Friedwald

SPECIAL ADMISSION: $22 NON-MEMBERS, $15 MEMBERS

A reprise of our acclaimed compilation of rare concert footage of the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, performing George and Ira Gershwin classics, both solo and alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis Jr., et al. Presented by Wall Street Journal jazz critic and historian Will Friedwald. Produced by Bruce Goldstein.

Will Friedwald writes about jazz and nightlife for The Wall Street Journal, and is the author of eight books on music and popular culture, including the award-winning A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop SingersSinatra: The Song is YouStardust MelodiesTony Bennett: The Good Life and Jazz Singing. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations and appears frequently on television and other documentaries.

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