Singer Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates movie songs and Broadway showtunes that became jazz standards for the late master jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald in her concert show, The Ella Century, which she will perform at the City Winery in Chicago August 3.
Callaway, who earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 1999 Broadway musical Swing!, told Playbill that she has assembled “an exciting show of songs from Broadway [and film] that come to life through the language of jazz” including “fresh takes on classics” by Gershwin, Ellington, Rodgers, Porter, Styne, Sondheim, and others.
The concert, which is timed to the centenary year of Fitzgerald’s birth, includes “How High the Moon,” “Mr. Paganini,” and “Every Time We Say Goodbye.” Callaway will be accompanied by pianist Reggie Thomas.
Tickets to the 7 PM concert cost $25–$40, and can be ordered by clicking here. The City Winery is located at 1200 West Randolph Street in Chicago.
Callaway has a busy schedule of concerts coming up:
August 30: Ann Hampton Callaway in Concert, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in New York. Click here for tickets.
September 16: The Ella Century, Scullers Jazz Club Boston, Massachusetts. Click here for tickets.
September 23: BUMC Gala, Broadway United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. Click here for tickets.
September 29–30: The Ella Century, UCO Jazz Lab, Edmond, Oklahoma. Click here for tickets.
October 3-4: Feminine Persuasion: Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Women Songwriters, Martini’s Above Fourth, San Diego, California. Click here for tickets.
October 5–7: Divalicious! with Amanda McBroom, Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, California. Click here for tickets.
October 24–26: The Ella Century, The Pheasantry, London, U.K. Click here for tickets.
October 31: Ann Hampton Callaway in Concert, Birdland, New York City. Click here for tickets.
November 18–19: Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway Sibling Revelry, Rubicon Theater Company, Ventura, California. Click here for tickets.
November 29: The Streisand Songbook, Royal Opera House Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Click here for tickets.
December 15–16: Christmas with The Callaway Sisters, North Carolina Pops Series, Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, North Carolina. Click here for tickets.
Liz Callaway has been a special guest performer on three of Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are available for Broadway on the Rhine River cruise August 13-20, 2017, featuring Seth Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Santino Fontana.
Playbill Travel is also booking Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 3-13, 2017, also featuring Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced.
Tickets are also now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, Carmen Cusack, and Sierra Boggess. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.