Women's Jazz Festival: Ella, Ella: A Centennial Celebration of Mama Jazz

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This annual event brings together a powerful group of soul, blues and funk performers to celebrate the leading ladies of jazz. This year's fest commemorates the centennial birthday of one of the genre's greats, Ella Fitzgerald. On Mar 6, a sextet helmed by harpist Brandee Younger reimagines Fitgerald's Brighten the Corner; Mar 13 finds Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer, composer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington and guests paying tribute to the Queen of Jazz with a retrospective show; Mar 20 features scholars, artists and archivists discussing her legacy; and acclaimed French duo Les Nubians takes the stage Mar 27.

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