"Stella Bass sings the First Ladies of Jazz"
Join Stella Bass and her trio, who bring you a tribute to the music and songs of the Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Doris Day, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee and many more.
"Ah, cartoons - America's only native art form. I don't count jazz because it sucks" - Bart Simpson
Thankfully, Bart Simpson is way off the mark; on the contrary, jazz is one of the most authentic of American traditions, having originated in the Southern USA at the beginning of the twentieth century, and born out of a mix of African and European music.
Over the last 100 years, the ladies have been leading the way in jazz. The genre has produced the tragic Billie Holiday, civil rights activist Nina Simone, the diva Marlene Dietrich, America's sweetheart Doris Day, the cool and sultry Julie London, "Sassy" Sarah Vaughan, the little sparrow Edith Piaf, and of course, the incomparable and sublime Ella Fitzgerald.
Join Stella Bass and her trio, who bring you a tribute to the music and songs of these first ladies of jazz.
Stella Bass - vocals
Peter Roycroft - piano
Nev Lloyd - double bass
Geoff Kirk - drums