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JAZZ at PRITZKER PAVILION August 30: Songbook Tribute to Ella: Jazz Orchestra

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The celebrated Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz ( concert series returns to Millennium Park ( Pritzker Pavilion.

Chicago vocalists Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee and Spider Saloff celebrate Ella’s 95th Birthday with original arrangements of music by Gershwin, Kern, Ellington, Arlen, Mercer, Berlin, Porter, and Jobim from the legendary Songbook recordings Ella made in the 1950s. The singers and the CJO, expanded to an orchestra including 17 strings, honor Ella Fitzgerald's unique contribution to American culture.

Here is link to the concert series website:

The concert is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. with a short set by young, aspiring musicians from Chicago-area high schools as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Links Student Ensembles.

What to bring: Bring a chair / blanket to sit on and a bottle of wine or an hor d'oeuvre to share.

Where to find us: Look for us at the front edge of the lawn toward the east side (i.e. toward the lake) around a blue tarp.