Pavel Ignatyev Quartet, Anne Udogvo and Kemi Oka will perform for Christmas Christmas Jazz Songs in the framework of the Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald program.
This evening will sound a special, New Year's jazz. You will hear the works of the undeniable Louis Armstrong and one of the greatest vocalists in the history of jazz music by Ella Jane Fitzgerald.
"Mrs. Nixon and I share the grief of millions of Americans over the death of Louis Armstrong. He was one of the creators of American art. A man of bright individuality, Armstrong won worldwide fame. His brilliant talent and nobility enriched our spiritual life, made it more saturated"
US President Richard Milhous Nixon
Louis Armstrong is a jazz trumpeter who needs no introduction, his name is familiar to everyone. It was he, along with Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and John Coultrain that had the greatest influence on the development of jazz and did much to popularize it all over the world.
Ella Fitzgerald, not just a jazz vocalist, Ella is the name of the “First Lady of Jazz”. Armstrong, Goodman, Ellington, Peterson voted for the title of “Best Singer of the World” for Ella. On the question of who to submit to this rank, Frank Sinatra replied: "Why are you asking, of course, Ella." Crosby said: “Only she! It does not matter from whom to choose - men, women or children... ”.
Two iconic names in the world of jazz, their duet was also successful, as expected. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong released three joint studio albums at Verve Studios, two of which consisted of jazz standards: Ella and Louis (1956) and Ella and Louis Again (1957), the third one contained arranged arias from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin ; besides that in the early 1950s Ella made several notes again with Armstrong.
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