Join Mike Plaskett, from radio's Rhythm Sweet & Hot, for a series (on third Wednesdays) on some of the men and women who impacted jazz music throughout the 30s, 40s and 50s. This month we will delight in the music of the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald, "The First Lady of Song." For more than 50 years Ella Fitzgerald, who won 13 Grammy Awards, was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States with a wide-ranging and sultry voice that could imitate every instrument of the band.
Registration required--register on any date to receive email reminders (or Zoom invites) about the following programs.
Velvet Voices: Girl Singers of the Big Band Era
Ella Fitzgerald (September 15)
Billie Holiday (October 20)
Bonnie Baker, Dolly Dawn and Mildred Bailey (November 17)
Strike Up the Bandleaders
Ray McKinley (January 19)
Glenn Miller Army Air Force Orchestra (February 16)
Sisters of Swing
Andrews Sisters, Boswell Sisters, Lennon Sisters, Maguire Sisters, the Gumms and more (March 16)
Listen to Mike Plaskett and co-host Dale Abraham for Rhythm Sweet & Hot on 90.5 FM, WESA, an NPR station, every Saturday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
This program will be conducted via the free video conferencing software Zoom and a Library staff member will be supervising the session. The Librarian coordinating the event will email each registrant a Zoom meeting invitation before the start of the program. Zoom is available as a free desktop (for Windows, MacOS, and Linux Operating systems) and mobile application for Android and Apple iOS devices. Once Zoom is installed, you will be able to join the virtual Library program.