Ella Fitzgerald Tribute Coming To Palace Danbury Theatre
Blue Skies, Lullaby of Birdland, Miss Otis Regrets, Mack the Knife... These are the songs of Ella Fitzgerald. On March 3, jazz vocalist Sue Matsuki will pay tribute to the “First Lady Of Song” when she performs her award-winning show, Ella & Me, at The Palace Danbury theatre.
Matsuki, a former Miss Waterbury, has played in almost every jazz club and cabaret in New York City– legendary places such as The Village Gate, The Iridium, Birdland, Feinstein’s, and The Metropolitan Room. The 20-year veteran singer, songwriter, producer and teacher, is as well known for her outstanding voice as she is for her comedic stage presence.
"When was the last time a jazz singer delivered one liners worthy of a stand-up club? When was the last time a performer captured your heart with simple sincerity... her vibrant voice and impeccable musicianship defined the evening." ~ Essex Journal
Gregory Toroian will be joining Matsuki at the Danbury show as musical director. An accomplished accompanist and songwriter, Toroian has worked with artists such as Tony Bennett, Cab Calloway, Jane Olivor, and Donna Summer. Also featured will be Steve Millhouse on bass. Millhouse is currently playing for the Broadway revival of Godspell, and has played for many other Broadway productions. Special guest is sixteen-year old jazz violin/fiddle child prodigy Jonathan Russell, who currently studies at the Professional Children’s School in New York.
Ella & Me will be performed at The Palace Danbury on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance and $25 at the door. Senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be ordered online at www.thepalacedanbury.com or bought at the door starting at 7 p.m. the evening of the performance. For special senior discount rates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Palace Danbury is located at 165 Main Street in Danbury, Connecticut. For more information about the theatre, visit the website at www.thepalacedanbury.com or call 203 794-9944.