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SOLD OUT: Eugenie Jones
Sings The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook
August 8, 2017 | 7:30 pm- $25 – $30
Lan Su Chinese Garden
A Jazz Week Review top-50 artist and the first vocalist to be awarded Earshot Jazz NW Recording of the Year, Eugenie Jones is described as possessing, “A voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones.” Seasoned by years of steady work following the release of her first album in 2013, the Seattle-area singer displays the rhythmic authority, emotional insight, and melodic innovation of an artist who can hold her own in any company. For this special Portland appearance, Jones will tackle the Ella Fitzgerald songbook in honor of Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday in her own inimitable style. Sharing tunes popularized by the irrefutable First Lady of Song and Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, Jones will sing and scat her way vivaciously through Great American Songbook with selections popularized by Lady Ella while also drawing listeners inside original straight-ahead tunes that have earned her recognition as a cleverly gifted lyricist and authentic jazz vocalist.
“Impressive remarkable artist beaming with confidence and authority!” – DownBeat