Sep 15 – Nov 2

Ella Sang the Blues with Brianna Thomas

Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Soulful vocalist Brianna Thomas reimagines Ella Fitzgerald’s These are the Blues, the only all-blues album Fitzgerald ever released. Thomas is a commanding young singer oozing with personality, and when it comes to the blues she is the definition of a “showstopper.” She has recently become quite an audience favorite at Jazz at Lincoln Center, having also performed Valentine’s Day at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the acclaimed Ladies Sing the Blues and Fabulous Dorsey Brothers shows in The Appel Room, and multiple concerts with rock legend Steve Miller in Rose Theater.

After witnessing an early version of this program during the 2017 Generations in Jazz Festival, audiences, critics, and Jazz at Lincoln Center staff all agreed it was one of the best performances of the entire month-long festival. This Opening Weekend Appel Room concert is your chance to catch an expanded version of this instant hit show. For one of the most powerful current examples of the blues, don’t miss Thomas and her A-list band performing tunes like “St. Louis Blues” and “Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya” in Ella Sang the Blues.

Band members include organist Greg Lewis, pianist Conun Pappas, guitarist Marvin Sewell, saxophonist Patrick Bartley, and drummer Kyle Poole.

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